Contraindications

There is no absolute contraindication for percutaneous ethanol injection. In the case of fracture or destruction of the articular cortex, the use of extreme caution during the procedure to prevent leakage into the adjacent joint space or soft tissue is strongly recommended. The thin needle

FIGURE 2 (A and B) No leak of contrast into the adjacent joint space is detected. Ethanol injection can be performed with caution.

used for the injection allows injections to be performed, albeit cautiously, even in patients with coagulation disorders.

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