We reviewed the procedure of tendon/aponeurosis injection and discussed the risks, benefits, and alternative treatments. Informed consent was obtained as outlined below. I verified that the patient had no allergies to local anesthetic. We discussed the potential side effects of corticosteroids, including but not limited to local tissue breakdown, elevation of blood sugar and seizures.
A procedural pause was conducted to verify correct patient identity, procedure to be performed, correct side and site, correct patient position, availability of implants, and need for special equipment or special requirements. After verification, the [select value="side|right|left"] [select value="lateral epicondyle|medial epicondyle|elbow"] was marked and then prepped in the usual sterile fashion. Using a [text name="needle1" default="25 gauge 1 inch "] needle, a [text name="totalinjectionvol" size=2 default="3"] mL mixture of [text name="lidovol" size=2 default="2"] mL of lidocaine and [text name="seroidvol" size=2 default="1"] mL [select value="steroid|triamcinolone - 40 mg/mL (intermediate acting)|methylprednisolone - 40 mg/mL (intermediate acting)"] was injected into the point of maximal tenderness without difficulty. After injection, the elbow was passively moved through the full range of motion and a sterile dressing was applied. The patient tolerated the procedure well. Aftercare discussed.
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