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Anesthesia

Trigger point injections

03/05/2007

Question:

I`ve been diagnosed with costochondritis and trigger point injections were suggested. What drug is used with these injections and what is the usual dosage?

Answer:

Different physicians use different medications for injection:

Most commonly used: local anesthetic + steroid. The dosage depends on the number of trigger points. Usually 1-2 milliliters of local anesthetic is used per trigger point + a varying amount of steroids not exceeding usually a total of 40 -80 mg for all the trigger points.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University