Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No, the lido only--

-penetrates superficially.
also small doses of lido, or Marcaine injected into the knee along with a steroid does not effect the joints. the main complications with the caines, I from pain pumps that allows continuous flow into a joint. mainly has been seen in shoulder surgery where the tip of the infusion catheter is within the joint capsule.

In brief: No, the lido only--

-penetrates superficially.
also small doses of lido, or Marcaine injected into the knee along with a steroid does not effect the joints. the main complications with the caines, I from pain pumps that allows continuous flow into a joint. mainly has been seen in shoulder surgery where the tip of the infusion catheter is within the joint capsule.
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