Foot Ankle Int 2009 Mar;30(3):239-42
Yale University School of Medicine, Foot & Ankle Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale Physicians Building, 800 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.
Background: Ultrasonography is an emerging imaging modality which affords dynamic, real-time, cost-effective and surgeon controlled visualization of the foot and ankle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound guided injections for common injection sites in the foot and ankle.
Materials And Methods: In 10 fresh cadaver feet, ultrasound guidance was utilized to inject a methylene blue-saline mixture into (1) the first MTP joint, (2) the second MTP joint, (3) the tibiotalar joint, (4) the Achilles peritendinous space, (5) the flexor hallucis longus sheath, (6) the posterior tibial tendon sheath, and (7) the subtalar joint. Read More