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SP0101 Diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound-guided procedures
  1. P Mandl
  1. Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


The lecture will provide an overview of sonography-guided musculoskeletal interventions which can be grouped broadly as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Primarily diagnostic procedures include arthrocentesis, biopsy from various musculoskeletal tissues (synovial, bone, muscle etc.), aspiration of fluid from cystic lesions, tendon sheaths and bursae. The therapeutic group features joint and soft tissue injections, needling of periarticular calcification, including barbotage. Both indirect and direct-guidance techniques will be detailed and published literature on accuracy, outcome and safety of sonographic-guided interventions will be reviewed.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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