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A 40-year-old female asked:

It has been recommended by my rheumatoid dr to have cortisone injection in my knee. what part of the knee is injected with needle. will it hurt?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Front of Knee : Usually knee joint is injected from the lateral or medial side of the knee cap, just at top of the knee cap, so medicine goes underneath the knee cap in your joint . You feel a needle stick and it is not very painful. Almost every one i give the injection to, says it was not as bad as they expected to hurt. So it should not be too bad for you.Good luck.
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