[Injections technique of joint and periarticular structures]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 2013 Apr 10;102(8):457-64. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001253.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Injections of joint and of periarticular structures (e. g. tendon sheath) are frequent procedures in daily practice. In this review we summarize recent guidelines of injection technique, as we presented at the practical workshops oft he «Medidays» congress at the University Hospital Zurich. Furthermore we discuss drugs, indications, complications, adverse reactions and contraindications. Lastly we discuss the role of ultrasound guided injections. Ultrasound-guided diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are characterized by their excellent accuracy and improvement of clinical effectiveness compared to unguided procedures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Arthritis / drug therapy*
  • Arthritis / etiology
  • Bursitis / drug therapy*
  • Bursitis / etiology
  • Contraindications
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular / adverse effects
  • Injections, Intra-Articular / methods*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / drug therapy*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
  • Rheumatic Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Rheumatic Diseases / etiology
  • Synovial Fluid / chemistry*
  • Synovial Fluid / cytology*
  • Tenosynovitis / drug therapy*
  • Tenosynovitis / etiology
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents