The Wrist and Hand

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The Wrist and Hand INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Distal Radius Hematoma Block Indication A hematoma block is used to anesthetize the distal radius for closed reduction maneuvers. Description of Procedure Position…

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Basics of Splint and Cast Application

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Basics of Splint and Cast Application GENERAL PRINCIPLES Splint versus Cast In many situations, there are both splinting and casting options that will be effective in immobilizing the desired portion…

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The Knee and Leg

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The Knee and Leg INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Intra-articular Knee Injection/Aspiration Indication Intra-articular positioning of a needle allows the physician the ability to obtain synovial fluid for analysis, provide local anesthesia…

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The Pelvis, Hip, and Thigh

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The Pelvis, Hip, and Thigh INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Intra-articular Hip Injection/Aspiration Indication Intra-articular positioning of a needle is useful for aspirating fluid for laboratory analysis, injecting arthrogram dye, and medication…

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The Foot

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The Foot INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Plantar Fascia Injection Indication Plantar fascia injections are used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. They are commonly performed in the outpatient setting and are…

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The Ankle

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The Ankle INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Intra-articular Ankle Injection and Aspiration: Antero-medial and Antero-lateral Indication Intra-articular positioning of a needle provides the physician with the ability to obtain synovial fluid for…

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The Elbow and Forearm

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The Elbow and Forearm INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Elbow Joint Injection Indication The intraarticular placement of a needle in the elbow joint allows for diagnostic aspiration, anesthesia for reduction maneuvers and…

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The Shoulder and Arm

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The Shoulder and Arm INJECTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS Glenohumeral Injection: Anterior Approach Indication The intraarticular placement of a needle in the glenohumeral joint allows for diagnostic aspiration, anesthesia for reduction maneuvers,…

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Auricular Hematomas

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Auricular Hematomas Steven K. Poon, MD, CAQSM Kimberly G. Harmon, MD BASICS ALERT Failure to diagnose and promptly treat this condition with evacuation of the hematoma may lead to permanent…

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Atlantoaxial Instability

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Atlantoaxial Instability Rebecca L. Carl, MD, MSCI BASICS DESCRIPTION Atlantoaxial instability (AAI) is the term for increased motion at the joint between the 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae (the atlas…

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