Therapeutic Hip Injection
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can a patient drive home after the injection procedure?
The surgery center insists that the patient have someone drive them to and from the procedure appointment.
Can a patient who works nearby take the train to work/home after injection?
Yes, if the patient is escorted. Please remember this procedure is done under sedation.
What is the recovery time after the injection?
Soreness for 1-5 days, recovery in the same time frame.
When can a patient expect to feel pain relief?
How long can a patient expect pain relief?
Most patients see improvement for 6-12 months.
If the pain comes back sooner, what is the next step?
Schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor to discuss treatment options.
If the injection does not alleviate the pain, what is the next treatment option?
Hip arthroscopy or a total hip replacement depending on the severity of arthritis.
How often can a cortisone (Kenalog) injection be done?
Every 3 months.
How often can an “Oil Change” (Supartz) injection be done?
Every 6 months.
Are you under general anesthesia for the procedure?
No, you are sedated via IV.