Joint Injection: Hip

WHAT ARE JOINT INJECTIONS FOR THE HIP?

Joint injections for the hip is a treatment option for patients with symptoms of arthritis, hip injury, or mechanical stress. These injections consist of cortisone to reduce inflammation and provide long term pain relief.

HOW ARE JOINT INJECTIONS FOR THE HIP ADMINISTERED?

The most common type of hip joint injection is through the guidance of fluoroscopy where a live x-ray is used to guide the needle to the correct placement. This is also to avoid any nerves or other injuries.

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