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Can cortisone inj to hip be done along with MRI to avoid 2 procedures?

Can cortisone inj to hip be done along with MRI to avoid 2 procedures?

Maybe: If your Doctor has ordered an MRI with an arthrogram, then cortisone can be administered into the joint with the arthrogram. However, your doctor may have ordered an MRI without contrast, and the cortisone injection may be intended for treatment of the tissues around the hip which are outside the joint. Tissues outside the joint will not respond to cortisone administered into the hip joint. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Severe hip/groin pain diagnosis bursitis no films or exam.2cortisone inj no relief ortho wants to dojoint inj to r/o then mri.I think inj can be done togethe?

Severe hip/groin pain diagnosis bursitis no films or exam.2cortisone inj no relief ortho wants to dojoint inj to r/o then mri.I think inj can be done togethe?

Yes: If you chose to have the procedure, then an mr arthrogam can be done with injection of local anesthesia and steroid into the hip joint at the same time. The procedure can be relatively painless with an experienced doctor, and can help determine if the symptoms are due to a problem in the hip joint or outside (ie: bursitis is outside the joint capsule). ...Read more

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The cortisone shots are for my shoulder. Ultimately im trying to avoid pain pills , after two mri's and being told my rotator cuff is torn! alternativ?

The cortisone shots are for my shoulder. Ultimately im trying to avoid pain pills , after two mri's and being told my rotator  cuff is torn! alternativ?

Conservative care: Pt should be initiated progressing to an independent home exercise program performed daily. It is not uncommon to find small tears in the rotator cuff, which may not require surgery. Other alternatives include applying compounding topical medications to the affected site for pain control. Acupuncture is another option effective for musculo-skeletal pain. Lastly surgery is the last option. ...Read more

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I injured my hip flexor two years ago have done pt and cortisone shots still have pain and now am suffering from severe chronic neck pain to the point?

SIjt.painradiation: Cortisone for a muscle injury-no! Help me understand what kind of a thigh muscle injury would last 2 years. If you had a beneficial systemic effect from the corticosteroid injection for a short time, your age favors a spondylopathy that a rheumatologist should be diagnosing and treating. AS and others attack your age group. Good luck! If no rheumatologist see an internist or a better FP. ...Read more

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Clicking in both shoulders,ultra sounds done now I need cortisone shot but first I need and mri. is it more than bursitis like dr told me?

Clicking in both shoulders,ultra sounds done now I need cortisone shot but first I need and mri. is it more than bursitis like dr told me?

May be rotator cuff: This may be your rotator cuff and that is why the tests are being done. It could be bursitis, tendonitis or cartilage. It could be a combination of these. You need to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

I have unexplained shoulder, arm, and neck pain. Done 4 mri's, emg, and x-rays; all neg for causes. Done pt, cortisone/cervical epidural. Help?

Agree with Rheum App: Could be a pain syndrome like fibromyalgia or a complex regional pain syndrome. A good rheumatologic exam is important. Certain medications that are directed to this type of pain may be the solution for you as long as there are no other mechanical reasons for pain, like arthritis. ...Read more

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What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and is not very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?

No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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