Arthrography Tutorial |
University of Washington
You will need certain equipment to do arthrography. Here's what we use:
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sodium bicarbonate solution to buffer the lidocaine (about 0.5 ml added to 10 ml of lidocaine is common).
needles of various sizes for preparing local anesthesia and contrast solutions and for accessing the joint
1 ml and 20 ml for preparing contrast solution
10 ml for preparing local anesthetic solution
sterile tubing to connect contrast syringe to needle
sterile towels or drapes for preparing a clean work area
local antiseptic solution (we currently use Chlora-prep sticks)