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I need a total hip replacement as a result pf severe osteoarthritis can I receive cortisone shots to relieve pain til the scheduled operation. ?
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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Cortisone can sometimes reduce the pain from oa in the hip.
Most surgeons prefer an interval of 3 months or more from the last cortisone injection to the date of surgery. The frequency of the injections may be every 3 -4 months if they are of benefit.

In brief: Maybe
Cortisone can sometimes reduce the pain from oa in the hip.
Most surgeons prefer an interval of 3 months or more from the last cortisone injection to the date of surgery. The frequency of the injections may be every 3 -4 months if they are of benefit.
Dr. David Fisher
Dr. David Fisher
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid near surgery
Cortisone injection may not be very helpful if arthritis is severe.
Most docs advise pts to avoid injection at least 3 months before surgery. It may increase the risk of infection.

In brief: Avoid near surgery
Cortisone injection may not be very helpful if arthritis is severe.
Most docs advise pts to avoid injection at least 3 months before surgery. It may increase the risk of infection.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hip pain
Yes, you may be able to receive a cortisone shot to help with some of your pain prior to surgery.
Please discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Hip pain
Yes, you may be able to receive a cortisone shot to help with some of your pain prior to surgery.
Please discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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