Hip Joint Injections
What Is a Hip Joint Injection?
A hip joint injection is a procedure where anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medication is injected directly into or around the hip joint. This can help to alleviate pain and discomfort in the affected area. The injection typically includes a combination of a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic.
What Can It Treat?
Hip joint injections can be used to treat various conditions, including:
Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease affecting the hip.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa in the hip.
Hip Labral Tears: Damage to the labrum, a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip joint.
How Is It Administered?
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the process:
Preparation: The patient lies down, and the skin around the injection site is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic.
Guidance: Utilizing X-ray or ultrasound guidance, I ensure the precise location for the injection.
Injection: The anti-inflammatory and anesthetic mixture is carefully injected into the targeted area.
Post-procedure Care: The patient is monitored for a brief period before being released, with instructions for care at home.
What Are the Risks?
Though hip joint injections are generally safe, some risks and side effects may include:
Increased pain or swelling temporarily
Damage to surrounding tissues
I always discuss these risks in detail with my patients and take all the necessary precautions to minimize them.
If you’re struggling with hip pain and believe a hip joint injection could be the right treatment for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Rubin and his team work together to get you back to a pain-free life!