This practical guide is ideal for healthcare professionals, including family medicine and sports medicine physicians, who wish to integrate peripheral joint and soft tissue injection procedures into their practices. Emphasis is placed on helping clinicians perform injections with accuracy and efficiency. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion. A wealth of illustrations adds clarity, and fluoroscopic images are featured where applicable. Billing and coding are covered in order to aid readers in obtaining reimbursement. Chart documentation designed to improve patient management and medical-legal protection is presented via ready-to-use templates that can be inserted into office notes. Key information on needle gauge sizes and medication dosages is summarized in an easily accessible table. A useful discussion on conducting clinical trials is outlined as well.
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
November 1, 2010
About the author
Todd P. Stitik, MD Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Co-Director, Musculoskeletal/Pain Management Fellowship; Director, Occupational/Musculoskeletal Medicine; Co-Director, Interventional Spine Injection Clinic; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.
From the reviews: "This instructional book describes how to perform musculoskeletal injections using image guidance with actual image visualization. It reviews in detail how to perform each procedure ... and includes useful templates for accurate medical record documentation, billing, and coding. ... the book appears to be written for physicians in training or practicing physicians in fields that involve performance of musculoskeletal injections. ... The book is useful, with its step-by-step guide, illustrations that demonstrate actual patient position, fluoroscopic views, ultrasound views, and anatomic views using skeletal models." (Andrew L. Hendrix, Doody's Review Service, March, 2011)