The fully updated fifth edition of Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine is a trusted step-by-step guide for a wide range of practitioners who deal with the management of painful joints and soft tissues, particularly in relation to sports and overuse injuries.
Area-by-area guidance is given for each lesion on appropriate patient selection and delivery of the drug. Every technique has its own two-page spread, the first consisting of a detailed but easy-to-follow description of the causes, positive assessment findings, anatomical details and injection procedure. The facing page shows an anatomical illustration of the region and a photograph displaying landmarks for the injection.
This edition features brand-new full-colour photographs and case studies.
An online trainer, which covers all the most common injection techniques and aims to test the reader's knowledge, accompanies this edition. This trainer uses case studies, videos, animations and interactive self-assessment on anatomical landmarks, differential diagnoses, assessment criteria, drug selection and technical skills.
There is also access to a library of over 50 video clips showing supplementary injection techniques, which clearly demonstrate the correct anatomical position for each needle insertion.
Section 1 INJECTION THERAPY - THE EVIDENCE
The evidence base for injection therapy
Corticosteroids and local anaesthetics
Other substances used for injection therapy
Landmark and image guided injections
Aspiration and miscellaneous injections
Safety, drugs and sport, medicolegal issues
Section 2 PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR INJECTION THERAPY
How to use this book
Contraindications to injection therapy
Injection technique flowchart
Section 3 UPPER LIMB INJECTIONS
Examination of the upper limb
The wrist and hand
Summary of suggested upper limb dosages
Section 4 LOWER LIMB INJECTIONS
Examination of the lower limb
The ankle and foot
Summary of suggested lower limb dosages
Section 5 SPINAL INJECTIONS
Spinal injection guidelines
Examination of the spine
Spinal injection techniques
Summary of suggested spinal dosages
Appendix 1 Landmark technique accuracy and outcome studies
Appendix 2 Injection Survey
Longworth, Steve General Practitioner, CY O'Connor Village Medical Centre, Piara Waters, Perth, Western Australia.