Acromioclavicular joint injection (ultrasound-guided)
For a diagnostic/therapeutic ultrasound-guided injection.
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Ultrasound images show the 25G needle cannulating the ACJ in a transverse orientation, with the image stack showing the spread of the corticosteroid containing injectate.
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Ultrasound-guided procedures offer many advantages and direct visualization of the needle is key to a successful injection. An 'in-plane' technique, as shown above, means the needle path is parallel to the probe face, optimizing the view of the needle.