Peroneal tendon bupivacaine injection: Utility of concomitant injection of contrast material

Mark S. Mizel, James D. Michelson, Arthur Newberg

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Abstract

Twenty patients received the installation of contrast material into the peroneal tendons while local anesthetic was injected as a diagnostic test. In three patients (15%), communication with the ankle joint and subtalar joint was noted, as well as failure of the contrast to fill the distal tendon. Injection of local anesthetic into the peroneal tendons as a diagnostic measure, therefore, may not have 100% sensitivity or specificity. Simultaneous injection of contrast material can be used to alert the clinician to a lack of specificity of the anesthetic test injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-568
Number of pages3
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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