Successful injection of the acromioclavicular joint with use of ultrasound: anatomy, technique, and follow-up.

@article{Edelson2014SuccessfulIO,
  title={Successful injection of the acromioclavicular joint with use of ultrasound: anatomy, technique, and follow-up.},
  author={Gordon J. Edelson and Husam Saffuri and Elias Obid and Ekatherina Lipovsky and Doron Ben-David},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={e243-50}
}
BACKGROUND Injection into the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is often inaccurate (approximately 50%) even in experienced hands. In light of new anatomic observations, we evaluate accuracy of an innovative ultrasound-guided method and follow the clinical course of successful therapeutic injections. METHOD Relevant anatomy was investigated in 200 three-dimensional computed tomography scans, 100 magnetic resonance images, and 14 cadavers. Baseline measurements of joint depth and width were… CONTINUE READING