Ultra-sound Guided Intra-Articular Injections
Dr. Yogesh Singh Provides Ultra-sound Guided Intra-Articular Injections service at the department of radiology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) is widely used to treat symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) in the carpometacarpal joint (CMCJ) of the thumb. However, although apparently effective and relatively safe, intra-articular HA injections act relatively slowly. Therefore, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug could be added for more prompt pain relief.
Ultrasound-guided intraarticular hip corticosteroid injections may be useful for emergency care providers treating patients with painful exacerbations of osteoarthritis of the hip. Corticosteroid injection is widely recommended as a first-line treatment for painful osteoarthritis of the hip. Bedside ultrasound is readily available in most emergency departments; however, using ultrasound to guide therapeutic hip injections has not yet been described in emergency practice.