visual aids: shoulder joint injection/aspiration

16 Dec

are you a visual learner?  need some quick-refresher visual aids for your next shoulder injection/aspiration?  take a gander at a few of these:


some nice Images in EM from the May ANNALS by Zala & Soskin, including:

(septic joint, so the effusion was not subtle)


INJECTION (normal shoulder) –via this SonoSite video:



INJECTION (dislocated shoulder) –via ALiEM video (neat tip: use a spinal needle–its deeper than you think):



Have at it.  The SonoSite video has some nice pictures, but a monotone narration.  The ALiEM video is a bit more dynamic, if you’ve got the extra few minutes.

References: annals images; SonoSite video; ALiEM video


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