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Therapeutic Joint Injection

Benefits of the Procedure

Steroid injection helps reduce the inflammation of nerves, minimizing joint pain. It is a temporary form of relief that allows the body to begin to heal itself. You may experience significant pain relief after just one steroid injection.

Why is This Procedure Performed?

The procedure is performed to treat the following conditions:

Injection of steroid medication directly into the affected joint may decrease inflammation, eliminate or lessen pain and assist with diagnosing the direct cause of pain.

How is This Procedure Performed?

Using image guidance from fluoroscopy (low-dose, real-time X-ray) or CT scans, your physician will place the needle into the joint and inject medication that will help reduce swelling and alleviate pain.

What to Expect Before and During the Procedure


Potential Complications

You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits with the physician prior to the procedure.

Information provided by Jefferson Radiology

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