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Knee Injections

What is a Knee Injection?

Knee injection therapy refers to a medication or combination of medications that can be injected into the knee joint.  The knee joint itself is composed of the end of the thighbone, top of the shinbone and the kneecap.  The joint is surrounded by a capsule, or balloon-like structure, that keeps the environment lubricated.  Structures such as cartilage, the ACL and meniscus all reside inside of the joint.  Medications are then directed into the joint through the use of a needle, which can be introduced using advanced knowledge of the anatomy or perhaps with image guidance.

Is Image-Guidance Required for Knee Injections?

Although there are image guidance modalities such as ultrasound and x-ray, or fluoroscopic guidance, available for use during injection treatments; most patient do not require them for appropriate positioning of the needle.  In a clinic with providers that have advanced knowledge of the anatomy and extensive practice with the anatomical technique, the image guidance is not required.  Imaging may add cost to the procedure and potentially expose the patient to un-needed radiation, which cumulatively may be harmful in the long-term.  Some circumstances may require the assistance of image guidance based on patient needs.

What kind of Medications can be Injected into the Knee?

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

Hyaluronic acid is a medication that can be synthetically derived or extracted that can be used to lubricate the joint.  Visit our viscosupplementation page to learn more.

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
steve laferrara
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