What is Arthrogram?
An arthrogram is a diagnostic procedure done specifically for joint pain problems. Hip joint, Shoulder joint, knee joint, elbow joint, pelvic and wrist joint defects can be diagnosed with the help of an arthrogram. With the help of a prior injected dye, the ligaments, tendons and cartilages of these joints can be visualized in the resultant image. There are two types of arthrograms based on the site of injection. Direct and indirect. During direct arthrogram, the contrast dye will be injected directly into the joint space and during and indirect arthrogram; it will be injected into a nearby vein. A fluoroscopy or an x-ray is also performed as a part of the procedure.