Guide to Arthrocentesis and Soft Tissue Injection


  • Bruce Anderson, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR; Director, Medical Orthopedic Department, Sunnyside Medical Center, Portland, OR

This concise, user-friendly, pocket-size handbook of best practices provides expert guidance on how to use arthrocentesis and soft tissue injection to diagnose and treat the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen in primary care, including strains, sprains, overuse injuries, inflammatory and arthritic conditions, and more. A consistent organization, clear illustrations, and low cost make this a must-have for anyone who regularly sees patients with orthopedic complaints.
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Family Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses.


Book information

  • Published: April 2005
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2205-3

Table of Contents


Section I The 52 Most Common Outpatient Orthopedic Conditions

Chapter 1 Neck

Chapter 2 Shoulder

Chapter 3 Elbow

Chapter 4 Wrist

Chapter 5 Hand

Chapter 6 Chest

Chapter 7 Back

Chapter 8 Hip

Chapter 9 Knee

Chapter 10 Ankle

Chapter 11 Lower Leg

Chapter 12 Foot


1. Physical Therapy Exercises

2. Radiology and Procedures

3. Supports, Braces, and Casts

4. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

5. Injectable corticosteroids

6. Calcium supplements

7. Rheumatology and lab tests

8. Synovial fluid analysis