Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Joint Injections
What is it?
These are injections into various joints throughout the body to make a diagnosis of the source of the pain as well as to treat the pain coming from that joint.
How it is performed
X-ray or Ultrasound technology is used to help guide a needle into the correct part of the joint. A combination of local anesthetic for pain relief and steroid for anti-inflammatory effect is injected. Sedation can be given for our patient’s comfort.
What patients are candidates?
Patients with painful joints are candidates. The cause of the pain (i.e., arthritis, injury, strain) must be determined. Infection must be ruled out before performing such a procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
Patients are monitored for side effects and then can be discharged home. Patients are usually asked to rest on the day of the injection and can return to their normal activities by the next day.