Knee injections can help patients find powerful relief from arthritis pain for weeks or months at a time. If you’re not quite ready for knee surgery but oral medications are not providing the relief you need from arthritis, a soft tissue injury, or another musculoskeletal condition, knee injections may be a viable treatment option.
What Are Knee Injections?
There are four main types of knee injections:
- Corticosteroid injections – This treatment involves injecting powerful anti-inflammatory medications directly into the knee joint, which can quickly relieve pain and inflammation.
- Hyaluronic acid injections – Used to improve joint lubrication, this treatment increases the hyaluronic acid levels in the knee joint.
- Platelet-rich plasma injections – A type of regenerative medicine, this treatment utilizes the patient’s own growth-factor-rich cells to promote natural healing in the knee joint.
- Arthrocentesis (joint fluid aspiration) – This treatment involves removing a small amount of joint fluid to reduce painful swelling. It may also be used as a diagnostic tool.
Knee injections at Orthopaedic Specialists
Patients throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Region turn to Orthopaedic Specialists for world-class orthopedic care. Our nationally acclaimed, board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide various types of knee injection therapy to patients with a wide array of joint conditions. We also excel in surgical care, leveraging the latest advances in treatment to achieve the very best results for the patients we serve.
Contact Orthopaedic Specialists today if you would like to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of knee injections. You may also reserve an appointment using our simple online scheduling system.