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    Hip Joint Injections

    Hip Joint Injections
    This joint is largely affected in arthritis and requires early intervention to stop the pain from worsening. The clinical diagnosis of osteoarthritis is supported by radiologic evidence of osteoarthritis of the hip joint such as joint space narrowing, subchondral sclerosis, osteophytes and subchondral cysts. The hip injection includes numbing medicine that is placed into the joint, and the amount of pain relief experienced helps confirm or rule out the joint as a source of pain. If no pain is experienced while the joint is numb, then the joint is likely to be the primary source of pain.The area around the injection site is cleaned and our physicians will use live X-ray (fluoroscopy) to make sure the injection is going directly to the origin of your pain. The medication is then released into the injection site. Typically, cortisone shots include a corticosteroid medication (triamcinolone, dexamethasone) to relieve pain and inflammation over time and a local anesthetic (lidocaine).

    What conditions can this treat?

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Labral tear
    • Chronic microtrauma
    • Post-surgical pain
    • Bursitis
    • Overuse injury
    • Sports-related trauma