What equipment is needed to administer a carpal tunnel steroid injection?

Updated: May 31, 2018
  • Author: Samir Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Antiseptic solution (iodine, chlorhexidine)

  • Syringe 5mL x2

  • Needle, 1 inch, 25 or 30 gauge (ga)

  • Blunt nerve block needle, 1 or 2 inch, 25 ga

  • Lidocaine 1%

  • Injectable steroid: Triamcinolone Acetonide 10-20mg or Methylprednisolone Acetate 10-20mg

  • Small rolled towel

  • Ultrasound machine with a high frequency transducer

  • Sterile probe cover for ultrasound transducer


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