Shoulder Joint Injections

Sahna Reddy, Alexander Hynes, Maxim Eckmann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Shoulder pain is a common complaint in ambulatory care settings that can have a profound impact on the quality of life for many patients. The complexity of the joint makes for many pathologies that can lead to pain in the shoulder. In this chapter, the anatomy of the shoulder, common causes of shoulder pain, various injectates and contraindications to injectates, and multiple interventional techniques including bedside ultrasound guided procedures are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the anatomy of the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, and the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa, discussing the most common ultrasound guided approaches used in clinical practice, and comparing the use of ultrasound to other interventional techniques (fluoroscopy, blind, etc).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBedside Pain Management Interventions
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783031111884
ISBN (Print)9783031111877
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Corticosteroids
  • Glenohumeral joint
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Subacromial/Subdeltoid bursa
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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