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Trigger Point Injection

OPERATION: Trigger Point Injection.

ANESTHESIA: Local and sedation.

COMPLICATIONS: None.

DESCRIPTION OF PROCEDURE: The procedure risks, hazards and alternatives were discussed with the patient and a proper consent was obtained. The area over the myofascial spasm was prepped with alcohol utilizing sterile technique. After isolating it between two palpating fingertips a 25-gauge 5" needle was placed in the center of the myofascial spasms and a negative aspiration was performed. Then 4 cc of Marcaine 0.5% was injected into each trigger point. The patient tolerated the procedure well without any apparent difficulties or complications. They were feeling relief by the time the block had set.

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