Technical note: The swimmer's view for cervical facet joint injections

Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni*, Tamer Sabet, Helen Ashley, Ashish D. Diwan

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Image intensifier (C-arm) guided facet infiltration of a mixture of long acting local anaesthetic and corticosteroid is a safe and effective office procedure for cervical spondylosis. Visualisation of lower cervical anatomy using C-arm may not always be possible due to the shadow cast by the shoulders. We describe the successful adaptation of swimmer's view in such cases to carry out the injections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1152
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • C-arm
  • Cervical spine
  • Facet injections
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Swimmer's view


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