INTRA-ARTICULAR HIP JOINT INJECTIONS
An Intra-articular hip joint injection is a steroid injection used for releasing the pain in the hip joint. It may also be used as a tool to determine whether the hip pain is a result of a problem of the joint, sacroiliac joint, and/or back. This low risk procedure is very effective in decreasing hip joint inflammation and reducing pain.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INTRA-ARTICULAR HIP JOINT INJECTIONS
The Intra-articular hip joint injection is a technique performed with image guidance like ultrasonographic or fluoroscopic control. During the procedure a mix of corticosteroid and anesthetic is injected into the hip, which will numb the area and decrease swelling.
A feeling of pressure or increase in the normal levels of pain may be experienced as the steroid is being injected, but after a few days when the steroid starts to work, the pain should pass.