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Knee Injection/Aspiration

Rapid Summary
5 Minute Video

Where you put the probe and needle:

jn-knee-patellar-ligament-longitudinal

• Find the patella and quadriceps ligament
• In longitudinal view

us-knee-effusion-long

• Identify effusion as fluid deep to tendon, above femur

knee suprapatellar bursa aspiration

•Rotate into transverse

us-knee-needle-entering

• Insert needle in-plane under quadriceps tendon

Where you put the probe and needle:

jn-knee-patellar-ligament-longitudinal
  • Find the patella and quadriceps ligament
  • In longitudinal view
us-knee-effusion-long
  • Identify effusion as fluid deep to tendon, above femur
knee suprapatellar bursa aspiration
  • Rotate into transverse
us-knee-needle-entering
  • Insert needle in-plane under quadriceps tendon