Hip injection treatment is an injection into the hip joint itself. It is performed in the operating theatre with the use of X-ray guidance.
It may be used to aid in diagnosing what is causing problems in the hips as well as a therapeutic treatment to reduce inflammation present in the hip joint.
How does hip injection treatment work?
The hip injection treatment may use either local anaesthesia or a combination of local anaesthesia and steroid.
It may be used as a method to detect the source of pain. For example, if the patient no longer feels the pain after the hip injection has been administered, the consultant then may diagnose the hip as the cause of pain.
It may also be used to reduce pain and inflammation in the hip, which is commonly associated with arthritis.
What will happen during my consultation?
When you meet with your consultant surgeon they’ll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your hip injection. They will discuss with you what’ll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time to ensure your mind is put at rest.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of hip injection treatment are those of confirming a potential diagnosis, and potentially having pain relief, which may be medium term.
How safe is the treatment?
The hip injection treatment is very safe with this being a insertion of a needle through the skin into the hip joint with minimal risk and complications.