Silvers Joint and soft tissue injection – Injecting with confidence Sixth Edition 6e PDF
The development of relatively insoluble corticosteroids has provided doctors
with a most useful and effective treatment for the painful musculoskeletal conditons that commonly occur in soft tissues and inflammatory arthropathies.
Corticosteroids are potent inflammatory and anti-allergic compounds presented in injectable form in sterile-packed ampoules and vials.Patients present to their general practitioners (GPs) as a first contact, complaining of pain caused by soft tissue conditions affecting tendons, tendon sheaths or musculotendinous junctions, or of painful joints themselves.
Silvers Joint and soft tissue injection
The cause of these problems is often repetitive strain of a tendon, sport, occupationally induced or a part of a degenerative process resulting in tenderness and pain on movement of
the affected structure.
Although many of these conditions may be self-limiting, effective treatment using steroid injections as part of the treatment is often dramatic and, when accurately diagnosed and accurately injected, produces relief in most cases, allowing effective mobilisation and physiotherapy to have an opportunity for maximum benefit.