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Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound 

Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound
Knee Joint Injections: Ultrasound

Hariharan Shankar

and Khalid Abdulraheem

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date: 22 October 2021

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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