Fluoroscopy Guided Hip Injection

What is a fluoroscopic guided hip injection?

Hip injections may be administered for those who experience hip pain due to several causes, which may include arthritis of the hip or an injury to the hip. Pain may be located in the hip, but also may be referred to the low back, upper leg, or buttock areas. Fluoroscopy (x-ray) may be used to determine the correct placement of the injection and to avoid nerve injury or damage.

How is the fluoroscopic guided hip injection performed?

The patient will lie facedown on the x-ray table and the skin of the hip where the injection will take place will be thoroughly cleaned. A local anesthetic will be used to help alleviate pain during the procedure. Fluoroscopy will then be used to guide the needle into the hip joint, and once it is determined that the injection is in the correct location, the medication will be injected and consists of an anti-inflammatory medication and a short acting pain relief medication. 

What are the side effects and risks?  

At American Spine, our physicians perform every interventional pain procedure under sterile conditions and extremely carefully, but as with every medical procedure, there are still risks involved. There may be some pain at the injection site following the procedure, and risks include bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. 

How long will it take to feel pain relief?  

Some patients may notice an increase in pain following the injection as the pain relief medicine wears off and the anti-inflammatory medication begins to work. Most patients notice pain relief two to five days following the procedure, and those who do not see any pain relief after ten days should report to their doctor, as the hip joint may not be the source of the pain and further tests may be required.

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