Injection of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa: blind or ultrasound-guided?

  title={Injection of the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa: blind or ultrasound-guided?},
  author={Matthieu J. C. M. Rutten and Bas J. Maresch and Gerrit J. Jager and Maarten C. de Waal Malefijt},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  volume={78 2},
BACKGROUND Blind injection of the subacromial-sub-deltoid bursa (SSB) for diagnostic purposes (Neer test) or therapeutic purposes (corticosteroid therapy) is frequently used. Poor response to previous blind injection or side effects may be due to a misplaced injection. It is assumed that ultrasound (US)-guided injections are more accurate than blind injections. In a randomized study, we compared the accuracy of blind injection to that of US-guided injection into the SSB. PATIENTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING