A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection & Aspiration

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 133 pages
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Designed for the primary care practitioner, this practical, illustrated resource is your guide to mastering the joint and soft tissue injection and aspiration procedures commonly performed in the office or clinic.

The detailed descriptions provide inside help you need to understand the critical steps in each procedure, as well as the rationale behind them, helping you treat a variety of common musculoskeletal conditions with confidence. Only the most essential information is included, so the facts you need are always at your fingertips.

A Practical Guide to Joint and Soft Tissue Injection and Aspiration includes:

  • Complete coverage addressing all phases of arthrocentesis at the primary care level–including indications, contraindications, safety considerations, choice and use of local anesthesia, corticosteroids, viscosupplementation, equipment, technique, management of complications, aftercare, billing and coding, and informed consent
  • Emphasis on evidence–based practice with an extensive reference list of recent clinical studies
  • Clear, step–by–step guidance on the techniques useful in treating a range of disorders–including infectious disease, rheumatoid disease, arthritis, and gout–affecting the upper extremities, trunk, and lower extremities
  • 73 full–color illustrations and photographs, from the viewpoint of the practitioner, to help you identify key anatomic landmarks and promote proper technique for each procedure
  • Handy appendices including a consent form and aftercare handout you can give to patients

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