Topics Discussed: arthrocentesis; injection of soft tissue; intra-articular injections.
Sections: Indications, Contraindications, Complications, Precautions, Materials, Common Sites and Techniques, References.
Excerpt:"Evidence-based reviews of injection procedures have not established their efficacy but practice experience supports its effectiveness1 leading to their vast applications. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspiration of major joints has been an accepted practice in pediatric age group. On the other hand therapeutic injections of joint and soft tissue are rarely indicated or necessary for most sport-related musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents. This section provides a short introduction to the topic...."
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