Joint Injection Procedure

Joint injection procedures are performed to increase mobility and relieve joint bone and joint pain due to injury, arthritis or other causes. During the joint injection procedure, an anesthetic that is sometimes mixed with steroid is injected into or around the joint. Although uncommon, risks of joint injection procedure include bleeding, infection, nerve damage and allergic reaction to the medication.

 

Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.