Sonographically guided therapeutic injection for primary medial (tibial) collateral bursitis

Jean Jose, Erica Schallert, Bryson Lesniak

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The purpose of this article is to describe a sonographically guided technique to perform therapeutic injection into the medial collateral ligament bursa. Scans are performed using a high-frequency linear transducer with the scan plane corresponding to the anatomic coronal plane. The transducer is positioned along the medial aspect of the knee; a 25-gauge needle is placed along the inferior border of the bursa; and a standardized therapeutic mixture (anesthetic and long-active corticosteroid) is injected. Distention of the bursa is the determining factor for a successful injection. Sonography allows confirmation of correct injection placement, resulting in increased accuracy and more successful patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011


  • Bursal injection
  • Knee sonography
  • Medial collateral ligament bursa
  • Sonographically guided injection
  • Tibial collateral ligament bursa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Medicine(all)


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