Heather M Curtiss

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (US)-guided and palpation-guided knee injections by an experienced and a less-experienced clinician with use of a superolateral approach. DESIGN Single-blinded, prospective study. SETTING Academic institution procedural skills laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Twenty cadaveric knee specimens without trauma,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe and to validate an ultrasound-guided peroneal tendon sheath (PTS) injection technique and to compare the accuracy of ultrasound-guided vs. palpation-guided PTS injections in a cadaveric model. DESIGN Twenty cadaveric lower limbs were injected with and without ultrasound guidance, using a different color of(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive leg compartment testing may be performed to diagnose chronic exertional compartment syndrome. No prior study has assessed the accuracy of leg compartment needle tip access. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to describe and determine the accuracy of palpation-guided and ultrasound-guided techniques for needle tip placement into the deep(More)
Scaphoid stress fractures are rare injuries that have been described in young, high-level athletes who exhibit repetitive loading with the wrist in extension. We present a case of an occult scaphoid stress fracture in a 22-year-old female Division I collegiate shot-putter. She was successfully treated with immobilization in a thumb spica splint for 6 weeks.(More)
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