Anterior approach v. posterior approach - ultrasound-guided shoulder arthrogram injection

Merle Neethling-du Toit, Richard De villiers
2008 South African Journal of Radiology  
Anterior approach ultrasound guided arthrogram injections are a quick reliable way of injecting contrast prior to MRI scan. We did a retrospective study on patients, previously injected and scanned at our clinic, to compare the more manifested posterior approach with the anterior approach. The success rate for successful intra-articular injections for the anterior approach far outweighs the posterior approach. Also the anterior approach is more tolerable for patients as the injections are much
more » ... uicker and seemingly less painful. In our knowledge it is thus far better to perform anterior approach shoulder arthrogram injections than posterior approach injections
doi:10.4102/sajr.v12i3.557 fatcat:7sxmd4x6lfdblg53btur2thdtm