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Practical procedures

A guide to joint and soft tissue corticosteroid injection. Part 2: sites other than the knee

Arvin K Damodaran, Les Barnsley
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Abstract

The performing of joint and soft tissue injections can be very rewarding for patients and interested doctors.

Article Extract

This article, the second in a two-part step by step guide for GPs interested in performing joint and soft tissue aspiration and corticosteroid injections, covers commonly performed injections at sites other than the knee. The first article, published in the June 2005 issue of Medicine Today, discussed important general considerations, with the knee used as an example because it is the site most commonly aspirated and the most studied for injection.

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