Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

What type of joint injections are available?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains what types of joint injections are available. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Joint injections are used to treat knee pain after non-invasive treatment options have been exhausted, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Off Site Icon. Relief is often temporary, and excessive injections can be harmful, according to the NIH.

Knee pain caused by arthritis can be treated with injections, according to the Arthritis Foundation (AF)Off Site Icon. According to the AF, common injections used to treat arthritic knees include:

  • Hyaluronic acid supplements – acts as a shock absorber and lubricant
  • Corticosteroid – provides relief of pain and inflammation
  • Arthrocentesis – removal of excess fluid, easing pain and swelling

For more information about injections to treat knee pain, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health