Ultrasonography for Injecting (Around) the Lateral Epicondyle: EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Perspective

Ricci V., Mezian K., Cocco G., Tamborrini G., Fari G., Zunica F., ...More

Diagnostics, vol.13, no.4, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/diagnostics13040717
  • Journal Name: Diagnostics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: elbow, pain, tendon, ultrasonography, intervention
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a very common and painful condition seen in the daily practice of musculoskeletal physicians. Ultrasound-guided (USG) injections are commonly performed to manage the pain, promote the healing phase, and plan a tailored rehabilitation treatment. In this aspect, several techniques were described to target specific pain generators i the lateral elbow. Likewise, the aim of this manuscript was to extensively review those USG techniques together with the patients’ pertinent clinical/sonographic features. The authors believe that this literature summary could also be refined as a practical, ready-to-use guide for planning the USG interventions of the lateral elbow in clinical practice.