Intra-articular injections are used to medicate joint pain caused by diseases such as tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis. We offer different types of injections from steroids, which possess anti-inflammatory properties useful for reducing pain in the joint space, to viscosupplementation, the injection of hyaluronates to treat osteoarthritis in the forms of Euflexxa and Synvisc, as well as platelet-rich plasma injections and epidural steroid injections.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet rich plasma therapy involves taking a small amount of the patient’s blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the other blood components, and injecting the concentrated platelets at the site of the patient’s injury. PRP can be used to treat a variety of spine, elbow, foot and ankle, hip, knee and shoulder conditions.
Viscosupplementation is a procedure in which,a gel-like fluid called hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. Our physicians use Euflexxa, Synvisc, Synvisc One, Gel One and Orthovisc.
Epidural Steroid Injection
An Epidural Steroid Injection is a block that is most commonly used to decrease pain and inflammation. This treatment can be highly effective because it delivers the anti-inflammatory medication and pain relief directly to the source of the problem.
Intra-articular Steroid Injections
Intra-articular corticosteroids or steroids are medicines injected directly into the joint space of a painful, inflamed arthritic joint. Steroids are similar to natural substances produced by the body that help reduce inflammation. Steroids may be used to reduce inflammation in tendons and ligaments in osteoarthritic joints.