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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

Ana Puente Berry
23:26 10 Sep 21
Dr. Jimenez is awesome. He has a great way of working with his patients and brings a feeling of peace and reassurance to them. He has taken excellent care of my mother after her fall . I would recommend him to everyone.read more
Jeff Reeder
15:00 10 Aug 21
I have had three procedures done with Doctors Jimenez and Martinez. The total experience has been spectacular. The staff is very personable and professional. The Doctors and nurses are friendly and very professional and thorough. All my questions were answered clearly. All projections of events and recovery were spot on. I enthusiastically recommend them without any hesitationread more
Ruben Ramirez
00:56 03 Jul 21
Today I met with DrJimenez . We as awesome explained my condition and I was convinced I wanted him to perform the hip replacement procedureread more
Nancy Hodges
22:27 04 Jun 21
I had a hip replacement 8 weeks ago and could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Jimenez and his staff are wonderful.read more
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14:33 17 May 21
I would give 10 stars if possible!!! Best Dr.I have ever experienced.He is great and cares about you.read more