Sonographically guided carpal tunnel injections: The ulnar approach

Jay Smith, Steve J. Wisniewski, Jonathan T. Finnoff, Jeffrey M. Payne

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Abstract

Objective. The purpose of this report is to describe a new sonographically guided technique for carpal tunnel injections using an ulnar approach. Methods. Previously published sonographically guided techniques for carpal tunnel injections were reviewed. Described approaches were noted to be technically challenging because of the need to perform long-axis imaging of the carpal tunnel, short-axis (out-ofplane) imaging of the needle, or both. Results. We developed and herein describe the ulnar approach for sonographically guided carpal tunnel injections. Advantages of this approach include transverse imaging of the carpal tunnel, long-axis (in-plane) imaging of the needle, and versatility in targeting structures within the carpal tunnel. Conclusions. Clinicians should consider the ulnar-sided approach when performing sonographically guided carpal tunnel injections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1485-1490
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Injections
  • Sonography
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Sonographically guided carpal tunnel injections : The ulnar approach. / Smith, Jay; Wisniewski, Steve J.; Finnoff, Jonathan T.; Payne, Jeffrey M.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 10, 01.10.2008, p. 1485-1490.

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Smith, Jay ; Wisniewski, Steve J. ; Finnoff, Jonathan T. ; Payne, Jeffrey M. / Sonographically guided carpal tunnel injections : The ulnar approach. In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 1485-1490.
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