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Scapulothoracic Bursa Injection
Colin J. McCarthy, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCSI, FFR (RCSI); Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Preprocedure

    • Procedure

      • Post Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Scapulothoracic bursa (STB)
          • Definitions

            • Injection of corticosteroid and long-acting anesthetic into bursa for diagnosis and treatment of bursitis

          PREPROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Preprocedure Imaging

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Lawrence RL et al: Asymptomatic rotator cuff tears. JBJS Rev. 7(6):e9, 2019
                                      2. Walter WR et al: Ultrasound-guided therapeutic scapulothoracic interval injections. J Ultrasound Med. 38(7):1899-906, 2019
                                      3. Osias W et al: Scapulothoracic pathology: review of anatomy, pathophysiology, imaging findings, and an approach to management. Skeletal Radiol. 47(2):161-71, 2018
                                      4. Warth RJ et al: Scapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome: a critical review of current evidence. Am J Sports Med. 43(1):236-45, 2015
                                      5. Chang WH et al: The effects of scapulothoracic bursa injections in patients with scapular pain: a pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 90(2):279-84, 2009
                                      6. Hodler J et al: Fluoroscopically guided scapulothoracic injections. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(5):1232-4, 2003
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Preprocedure

                                        • Procedure

                                          • Post Procedure

                                            • Outcomes

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Scapulothoracic bursa (STB)
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Injection of corticosteroid and long-acting anesthetic into bursa for diagnosis and treatment of bursitis

                                              PREPROCEDURE

                                              • Indications

                                                • Contraindications

                                                  • Preprocedure Imaging

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Lawrence RL et al: Asymptomatic rotator cuff tears. JBJS Rev. 7(6):e9, 2019
                                                                          2. Walter WR et al: Ultrasound-guided therapeutic scapulothoracic interval injections. J Ultrasound Med. 38(7):1899-906, 2019
                                                                          3. Osias W et al: Scapulothoracic pathology: review of anatomy, pathophysiology, imaging findings, and an approach to management. Skeletal Radiol. 47(2):161-71, 2018
                                                                          4. Warth RJ et al: Scapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome: a critical review of current evidence. Am J Sports Med. 43(1):236-45, 2015
                                                                          5. Chang WH et al: The effects of scapulothoracic bursa injections in patients with scapular pain: a pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 90(2):279-84, 2009
                                                                          6. Hodler J et al: Fluoroscopically guided scapulothoracic injections. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(5):1232-4, 2003