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Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound 

Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound
Chapter:
Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound
Source:
Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management
Author(s):

Hariharan Shankar

and Khalid Abdulraheem

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199908004.003.0041

Knee pain secondary to arthritis is a major cause of suffering. Obesity and trauma are the leading factors of knee joint arthritis. Some patients have a genetic predisposition to degenerative arthritis secondary to alteration in their collagen. Conservative measures include braces, pharmacological therapies, and exercises. Interventional options, including injections of steroids and viscosupplementation, have been attempted to delay joint replacement. Complications are rare, and the ultrasound-based technique does not subject the patient to added risk. It is always prudent to avoid blunting the adrenocortical axis with the use of steroid injections.

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