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Debate: Are Ultrasounds Necessary for Routine Knee and Shoulder Injections in the Office?

Debate: Are Ultrasounds Necessary for Routine Knee and Shoulder Injections in the Office?
Friday, July 13, 2018

The use of ultrasound guidance for routine knee and shoulder injections in the office is increasing. There is no doubt that ultrasound can improve the accuracy of injections, yet questions remain. How much accuracy is gained and at what cost? Moreover, are patient outcomes negatively affected if ultrasound is not used for these injections? Two respected sports medicine physicians debate the issue.

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