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Hip Injections

What is a Hip Injection?

Hip injection therapy refers to a medication or combination of medications that can be injected into the hip joint.  The hip joint itself is composed of the top of the femur, or femoral head and the socket of the pelvis, or acetabulum.  The joint is surrounded by a capsule, or balloon-like structure, that keeps the environment lubricated.  Structures such as cartilage, the labrum subchondral bone all reside inside of the joint.  The hip bursa and tendons attaching to the hip region reside outside of the capsule.  Medications are then directed into the joint through the use of a needle, which can be introduced using image-guided technology.

Is Image-Guidance Required for Hip Injections?

The hip joint is a deep-seated joint that can be difficult to access successfully without image guidance.  Generally, a procedure is required where the patient has an x-ray image obtained using the fluoroscopy machine and the position of the hip is marked.  A needle may then be introduced and dye injected into the joint to confirm appropriate positioning.  Another method that is routinely used is ultrasound guidance. 

What Kind of Medications can be Injected into the Hip?

A cortisone, or steroid injection, is one of the most common hip injections available to treat a variety of maladies affecting the hip.  This usually contains a combination of anesthetic medicine in addition to the steroid, which may take some time to achieve a therapeutic effect.

What we Treat

Knee Treatments
Knee Arthritis
Knee Tendon Injuries
Knee Ligament Injuries
Meniscus Tears

Hip Treatments
Hip Arthritis
Hip Labrum Tears
Hip Impingement
Hip Dysplasia
Avascular Necrosis
Fractures

Reviews

Gerry Cullen
17:19 06 Sep 20
Dr.Jimenez is a great physician. My knee pain became very painful and friends thought I’d need a replacement. No. Dr.Jimenez injected into my kneecap and the pain stopped. He also repaired my ankle. Thanks, Gerry C.read more
Suzi Fields
19:53 09 Aug 20
patsy devries
15:39 08 Aug 20
Dr Jimenez and his staff are amazing. Dr. Jimenez replaced both of my hip joints the left in December and the right in June. I had a lot of arthritis and no cartilage and a bone spur. Since my surgeries I can say I am pain free and it actually feels like I was born with my new hips. The anterior approach is a very fast recovery Thanks again Dr Jimenezread more
Belinda Barron
22:40 06 Aug 20
Melissa Neff
13:06 03 Aug 20
Today is my two year kneeversary, and I couldn’t be happier. I struggled for YEARS, and couldn’t keep up with my four kids, let alone get around comfortably at home. Dr Jimenez literally gave me my life back, and I’m so appreciative! I suffered all day, every day, and now I don’t even think about my knee once. So freeing! Thank you so much for helping me Dr J! You’re the best!!!read more