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Joint Injection By Ultrasound Guides

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What is Joint Injection and Benefits ?

Ultrasound guided injections are safe and simple. They effectively reduce pain and inflammation to your affected area, in a minimally invasive way. It is  preferred to taking medication everyday, by local injection drug act immediately, require smaller dose and  minimise side effects

Ultrasound helps examine the "inner '' joint and get precise location of the insertion point. It guarantees an accuracy of a procedure and eliminates risk and complications. You can get in at the NHS, but you may be put on a long waiting list, while with us it will be done with no delay.

What is the inject's products  into joints?

- Steroids ( to reduce inflammation aa in arthritis)

- Hyaluronic acid ( to improve stiffness and mobility)

- PRP ( to rejuvenate joints tissues , lubricate joint, postpone degeneration of a joint , restore its function as  well as decrease pain there )

It should not have any pain for the first few hours. However, when the local anaesthetic wears off, your pain may return. Sometimes this initial pain can be a little worse than before the injection. This generally settles within 48 hours, you can take regular analgesics such as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen if required.

Most people notice an improvement in their symptoms within 2-3 weeks. The benefit can last for months or may be permanent.

Your referring Consultant will be able to discuss specific aftercare with you, as for each person and procedure this may differ.

 Pre-procedure: - Doctor’s consultation/examination

  • Ask about your medical history.

  • Say whether you need blood tests, an X-ray and/or an MRI or CT scan so they can examine your joint in more detail.

  • Check your blood pressure and blood sugar to make sure the hydrocortisone injection is suitable for you.

  • Explain about the procedure, anaesthetic and any potential risks and complications and how they may affect you.

  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your treatment.

PROCEDURE:       Performed in the appropriate environment and in sterile conditions

                                 Done with US guidance and under local anaesthesia.

                                 Does not require hospitalisation.

                                 Normally: no down time, no side effects

Rare complications

·         Allergic reaction to local anaesthetic or steroid

·         Increase in blood sugar levels for diabetic patients.

·         Steroid flare-up (increase in pain for a day or two)

·         Changes in colour of the skin around the injection site or dimpling of the sk

·         Vaginal bleeding or temporary change in menstrual cycle

 Post procedure: Doctor’s follow up

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