Forty percent of the 823 ultrasound-guided injections performed in our centre over a year and a half concerned the upper limb, injections involving the shoulder, for subacromial bursitis and the treatment of calcific tendinitis, being the prime indications (24%). The wrist represented 8% of the prescriptions, for treatment of tendinopathy, ganglion cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome and rhizarthrosis. Trigger finger, tenosynovitis and pulley ganglia made up 6% of the indications and the elbow 2.5%. Ultrasound improves the accuracy of the procedure by helping guide the path of the needle and allowing the distribution of the substance injected to be visualised. We shall give details of the technique used for each indication, with advice and hints and post-procedure recommendations.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Interventional ultrasonography, Bursitis, Tenosynovitis, Cyst, Tendinopathy