Hip Joint Injection
A non-operative treatment option, hip joint injections are used to provide pain relief to patients who suffer due to an injury or osteoarthritis of the hip. A hip injection may be used in addition to pain medicine or by a patient who prefers not to take medication.
What Is A Fluoroscope?
A fluoroscope is an imaging device that can produce viewable x-rays. It works by passing a continuous x-ray beam through the body structure being examined, providing real-time images. A fluoroscope is commonly used to help a doctor accurately inject medication into a joint. Other imaging device like an ultrasound can also be used to help a doctor maximize the accuracy of joint injection.
Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Joint Injection
First, a numbing medication is injected into the front of the hip. The fluroscope is then positioned over the hip. A doctor will then inject dye, which can be seen on the fluroscope image. When the dye reaches the space inside the hip joint, a doctor will then adjust the position of the needle. Once the needle in correctly position, the syringe is replaced with a syringe that contains anti-inflammatory medication. The medication is then injected into the hip joint.
A patient will typically experience pain relief within two to five days.
Hip Pain Specialist At The CMD
If you are experiencing hip pain, The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders has board certified surgeons and doctors that can help you treat and manage your pain.
Our Orthopedic Hip Specialist and Pain Management Doctors can evaluate your condition and pain history to determine if a hip injection is the best available method of treatment to relieve pain and restore mobility.