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Shoulder Ultrasound: Intra-Articular Injection and Reduction

"One systematic review found intra-articular injections to be as safe and effective as procedural sedation for bedside shoulder reductions"
Last month Tyler Dschaak, MD told us about using ultrasound to diagnose a septic hip. Today's post is on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of shoulder dislocations.

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Hip Ultrasound and Arthrocentesis

"Emergency physicians with ultrasound training have been shown to be capable of visualizing effusions of the hip with a sensitivity between 80-85% and specificity between 98-100%"
Tyler Dschaak, MD provides a brief overview of hip ultrasound in the ED, including diagnosis of effusions and arthrocentesis.