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ACE Report #4582
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Accuracy of injection into biceps tendon sheath greatly increased with ultrasound guidance


Study Type:N/A
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Accuracy of the biceps tendon sheath injection: ultrasound-guided or unguided injection? A randomized controlled trial

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Oct;20(7):1069-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.04.004. Epub 2011 Jul 22

Contributing Authors: T Hashiuchi G Sakurai M Morimoto T Komei Y Takakura Y Tanaka

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Synopsis

30 patients presenting with shoulder pain possibly derived from tenosynovitis or tendinitis of the long head of the biceps branchii were randomized to determine the difference in accuracy of lidocaine test injection into the biceps tendon sheath. Patients were allocated to receive either an ultrasound-guided or unguided injection, and underwent CT analysis after injection. The results demonstrated...

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