Is there an injection for costochondral junction syndrome?

Costochondral junction syndrome (Tietze’s Syndrome, costochondritis) is an inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall. I did look at 20552/53 but that seems to be for muscles. Look for 20600 Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection; small joint or bursa (eg, fingers, toes) , Let me know what you think.

What causes an enlargement of the costochondral junction?

Tietze syndrome is an inflammatory process causing visible enlargement of the costochondral junction. It occurs in a single rib 70 percent of the time, usually within costal cartilages of ribs two through three, predominantly in rib two. 1, 2, 6 Infectious, rheumatologic, and neoplastic processes may cause it.

Are there any ligaments in the costochondral joint?

These joints have no joint capsule, cavity or ligaments. The periosteum of the rib is continuous the perichondrium of the costal cartilage, binding the bone and cartilage together. The costochondral joints are supplied by branches of the intercostal nerves, which are the anterior rami of the thoracic spinal nerves.

Where is the costochondral joint located on the thoracic wall?

The costochondral joint is a connection between a rib and its costal cartilage. On the thoracic wall, it occurs where the bone ends and cartilage begins. The joint is formed by two articular surfaces; the roughened cup-shaped anterior end of the rib and the rounded lateral end of the costal cartilage. Joint capsule and ligaments

How is the chest opened with the costochondral junction?

The chest is opened by removing the sternum with cartilaginous rib ends, taking care to sample the costochondral junction (fifth rib) for histologic analysis. 75% of chest wall chondrosarcomas arise from the costochondral junction between the ribs and sternum as was observed in our case.

How are Bursa injections used to treat costochondritis?

A Costochondral joint injection is used to treat refractory cases of costochondritis, which causes severe pain. Lidocaine, or a combination of corticosteroid and lidocaine, is injected. Bursa injections can help diagnose the source of pain and provide relief by delivering local anesthe…

Which is the joint most affected by costochondritis?

Although the second to fifth costochondral joints are most often affected, especially ribs three and four, any of the seven costochondral junctions can be involved. Pain can be noted at more than one location, but most often is unilateral.

What do you need to know about costochondritis?

Patient information: See related handout on costochondritis, written by the authors of this article. Costochondritis, an inflammation of costochondral junctions of ribs or chondrosternal joints of the anterior chest wall, is a common condition seen in patients presenting to the physician’s office and emergency department.