Ultrasound-Guided Knee Procedures

Daniel R. Lueders, Jay Smith, Jacob L. Sellon

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Most knee structures can be accurately targeted using ultrasound guidance. These structures are usually superficial, and the overlying soft tissues are mobile and compressible, facilitating excellent visualization with a high-frequency linear array transducer. The circumferential accessibility to the knee affords flexibility and often multiple procedural approach options. In most cases, an in-plane approach is easily achieved. Studies of ultrasonography-guided knee procedures have consistently shown high accuracy, and its use is particularly beneficial for obese patients, diagnostic injection specificity, safety, and precise targeting of pathology. More studies are needed to assess the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of ultrasonography-guided knee procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-648
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Injection
  • Knee
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Sonography
  • Sports Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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