ACE Report #7861
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

ISAKOS 2015: Increased accuracy of biceps tendon sheath injection with ultrasound guide

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
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.

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

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30 patients experiencing pain due to tenosynovitis and/or tendonitis of the biceps tendon were included in this study. The purpose of this trial was to assess whether the accuracy of the pain relief injection into the tendon sheath of the long head of the biceps brachii was greater with the use of an ultrasound guide, or without. The study found that the accuracy of the injection was significantly...

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