What are Hip Injections?
HIP INJECTIONS are a fast, temporary treatment for chronic hip pain commonly used by patients who are seeking immediate relief and do not want to undergo surgery. These time-released injections contain cortisone along with an anesthetic numbing agent to minimize patient discomfort and relieve pain and inflammation. Success has also been reported for Hyalgan (Synvisc) injections in the hip. This is an injection of a lubricant that can provide symptom relief in up to 80% of patients for up to 2 years.
When is the procedure performed?
Hip injections can be beneficial for patients suffering from pain and stiffness throughout the hips, legs, buttocks and lower back as a result of arthritis, bursitis, injury or other painful conditions.
These injections can be repeated as needed, as they provide temporary relief and are often used to postpone hip replacement surgery. Hip injections can also be used to diagnose the source of hip pain, as the relief of pain from these injections may indicate that the hip is the source of the pain.