Orthopedics Book


Shoulder Injection

Aka: Shoulder Injection, Shoulder Aspiration, Shoulder Corticosteroid Injection
  1. See also
    1. Joint Injection
    2. Injectable Corticosteroid
  2. Procedures: Specific Sites for injection
    1. Glenohumeral Joint Injection
    2. Acromioclavicular Joint Injection
    3. Subacromial Space Injection
    4. Long Head of Biceps Injection
    5. Scapulothoracic Injection
  3. Timing: Frequency of injections
    1. Older patients: May repeat 2-3 times per year
    2. Younger patients: Consider surgery if no improvement
      1. Repeat injection risks Rotator Cuff Rupture
  4. Precautions
    1. Risk of Rotator Cuff Rupture
      1. Use with caution especially in young patients
  5. References
    1. Pfenninger (1994) Procedures, p. 1036-54
    2. Larson (1996) Am Fam Physician 53(5):1637-43 [PubMed]
    3. Tallia (2003) Am Fam Physician 67(6):1271-8 [PubMed]

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