Musculoskeletal Injections In Primary Care - Journal For Nurse Practitioners

As Published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 11/Issue 10, November/December 2015

BACKGROUND:
Joint injections and aspirations are skills that can be readily learned by primary care providers. These procedures are performed to relieve pain, improve function, and help diagnose and treat certain musculoskeletal conditions. In this article we describe commonly encountered acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions in primary care that can be addressed by musculoskeletal injections.

PURPOSE:
This how-to guide provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for the practitioner, including evidence-based rationale for each procedure, recommended materials, site preparation, and techniques.