Radiol med (2017) 122:656–675 DOI 10.1007/s11547-017-0772-4 MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY Are blind injections of gleno‑humeral joint (GHJ) really less accurate imaging‑guided injections? A narrative systematic review considering multiple anatomical approaches 1,2 1 2 1 Paolo Simoni · Marco Grumolato · Olivier Malaise · Marco Preziosi · 3 3 Francoise Pasleau · Fréderic de Lemos Esteves Received: 2 December 2016 / Accepted: 1 May 2017 / Published online: 18 May 2017 © Italian Society of Medical Radiology 2017 Abstract Results The overall accuracy of the intra-articular injec- Aim To perform a systematic review to establish whether tion in GHJ varied from 42 to 100% in the 38 selected stud- blind injections of the gleno-humeral (GHJ) joint may be ies. Imaging guidance was used in 65% of articles and the an accurate alternative to injections performed imaging overall accuracy of guided GHJ injections was higher than guidance, considering multiple anatomical approaches. blind injection. However, five articles in which blind injec - Materials and methods Our search strategy yielded 478 tion the GHJ was used (159 shoulders) reported accuracy articles for Scopus, 815 articles for MEDLINE, 128 arti- as high as 100%. cles for Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Conclusion A comprehensive review
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Published: May 18, 2017
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