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Ultrasound Guided Aspiration of Lateral Parameniscal Cysts Causing Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Volume 9 - Issue 4

Sara Zafar1, Asma Ashraf2, M. Yasin Ashraf*3, Farkhanda Asad2, Shagufta Perveen1, M. Amir Zafar1 and Andleeb Shahzadi4

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    • 1Department of Botany, Govt. College University, Pakistan
    • 2Department of Zoology, Govt. College University, Pakistan
    • 3Nuclear Institute of Agriculture and Biology (NIAB), Pakistan
    • 4Department Medical Pharmcology, Istanbul University, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: M Yasin Ashraf, NIAB, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Received: September 29, 2018;   Published: October 04, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001830

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of parameniscal cyst pathology, diagnosis, and treatment. The article will discuss both established treatment modalities and a novel technique for treatment of parameniscal cysts in patients with concomittant Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome. In this method, operators scan using a high-frequency linear ultrasound transducer with the scan plane corresponding to the anatomic coronal plane. They then place a 25-gauge needle along the anterolateral margin of the lateral meniscus for aspiration of the parameniscal cyst. Next, clinicians inject a standardized therapeutic mixture of anesthetic and long-acting corticosteroid into the undersurface of the adjacent iliotibial band. Distention of the bursa is the determining factor for a successful injection. Ultrasound allows confirmation of correct injection placement, resulting in increased accuracy and improved patient.

Keywords: Ultrasound Guided Aspiration; Ultrasound Guided Injection; Knee Ultrasound; Lateral Parameniscal Cyst; Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

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