American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Injection treatment to the glenohumeral joint is often needed to treat shoulder problems such as adhesive capsulitis. This can be done through blind palpation technique, fluoroscopic or musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance. In recent years, ultrasound has been proven to increase the accuracy of needle placement into the glenohumeral joint.
Glenohumeral joint injection can be done through the anterior rotator interval approach or the posterior approach techniques. The posterior injection technique offers an easier and a more effective approach to the glenohumeral joint with less extravasation rate as compared with the anterior approach. The video demonstrates how the posterior injection approach is done through ultrasound guidance.