- How is the ultrasound-guided corticosteroid administration performed?
- What are possible intervention-related complications?
- What are the recommendations for the patient after the intervention?
The doctor first disinfects the puncture site and applies a sterile cover on it. Then, he/she punctures the area of the corticosteroid administration with a needle. The ultrasound guidance allows the most accurate positioning of the needle tip. After that, the corticosteroid is injected.
The intervention is performed under the local anesthesia.
Together with the preparation, this procedure lasts for 5 – 10 minutes (the puncture itself is usually less than 1 minute) and is only minimally painful.
There may be an increase in shoulder pain for the first two days after the treatment. It is an adverse effect of the corticosteroid. An oral analgesic is recommended if this happens. Otherwise, the pain usually resolves by itself after a certain period.
In diabetics, corticosteroid administration can cause blood sugar fluctuations for up to several days after the procedure. Therefore, more frequent measurements of sugar values are advised.
In the case of swelling, redness and pain, or if there are symptoms of systemic infection (such as fever), medical attention is needed as soon as possible.
US examinations are performed exclusively on a self-pay basis.
Please warn us if you have diabetes, blood clotting disease or are taking blood clotting medicines!