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ACE Report #12235
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Ultrasound-guidance superior to palpation for corticosteroid injection treatment of LHB tendinosis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Ultrasound-guided versus palpation-guided corticosteroid injections for tendinosis of the long head of the biceps: A randomized comparative study.

Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Apr;49(4):585-591.

Contributing Authors: PD Megaloikonomos J Gliatis K Foufa CK Yiannakopoulos

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Synopsis

Forty-four patients with tendinosis of the long head of the biceps tendon were randomized to receive a corticosteroid injection at the bicipital groove guided by ultrasound or palpation. The outcomes of interest were pain scores on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) scores and Quick Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) scores. Outcomes were asse...

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