Shoulder Distension Procedure

Shoulder distension is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the shoulder joint under X-ray or ultrasound guidance. The joint is injected with local anaesthetic and corticosteroid.  Filtered air or saline water is then injected into the joint with the aim of stretching and releasing the joint capsule.

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Shoulder Distension Procedure

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