Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection for Chronic Hip Pain
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- Degenerative joint diseases (osteoarthritis), trauma (injury), old age and other conditions or factors may contribute to chronic hip pain.
- Although hip pain can make the simplest tasks incredibly difficult, there are treatment options available for those suffering.
- Dr. Arun Kandra and Dr. Laszlo Szollas of Premier Spine and Pain Management discuss a non-surgical solution called a fluoroscopic-guided hip injection for those with chronic hip pain.
A fluoroscopic-guided hip injection is a minimally invasive procedure that injects an inflammation-reducing steroid, with the help of ultrasound imagery, to areas in the hip causing pain. The injection treatment is especially beneficial for patients that require frequent pain relief because it can be administered a few times within a year.
The pain management and spine specialists, Dr. Arun Kandra and Dr. Laszlo Szollas of Premier Spine and Pain Management, may recommend a fluoroscopic-guided hip injection for patients with moderate to severe hip pain. If your considering a fluoroscopic-guided hip injection for treatment, see below to learn more about what you can expect from this therapy.
With any minimally invasive treatment, a patient must undergo a clinical evaluation to determine whether or not they are a candidate. After they’ve been cleared for treatment, patients will be told what to expect during and after the procedure. Your physician will also inform you of any risks or complications that are associated with fluoroscopic-guided hip injections. During this preliminary stage, it’s important to ask questions and address any concerns you may have.
During the procedure, your physician will sanitize the front of your hip and inject a numbing medication to minimize discomfort. Shortly afterward, a fluoroscope will be placed over your hip where your physician will then inject a contrast dye to ensure treatment placement accuracy. Once the target area has been identified, your physician will inject an medication that aids in anti-inflammatory and pain relief. The needle will be removed and a small bandage will be applied.
Patients typically experience immediate pain relief after the procedure, and may continue to feel relief for a few weeks. If you experience increased pain, difficulty walking, or an infection surrounding the injection site, call Dr. Arun Kandra and Dr. Laszlo Szollas of Premier Spine and Pain Management immediately. To schedule an appointment to discuss the possibility of undergoing a fluoroscopic-guided hip injection, please call one of our locations today!
Premier Spine and Pain Management’s pain management doctors are double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and are dedicated to the treatment of chronic pain symptoms for patients in Easton, Pennsylvania, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Clifton, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. For more information or to make an appointment, call 610-438-5071, 908-454-5338, or 973-779-7246.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.