Hi allI would like to highlight some of the issues
injecting cortisone inside hip joint. Cortisone is the powerfulanti-inflammatory medicine available right now. It is no
a life saving medicine. However it got its own side effects,especially when it is injected inside a joint. It is like adouble edged sword. It takes away the pain but it slowly cause
damage to the joint. The pain relief is only temporary, may befor few weeks or few months. Cortisone directly cause
to the articular surface and also since it masks the pain
joint is subjected to more trauma and thereby causing moredamage. When the head of femur is damaged and become soft,
chance of getting resurfacing is less. And also cortisoneinjected joint is more prone for infection due to direct
inoculation of micro organism and lowering immunity. Hence
cortisone injection is to be avoided.
For some reason the OS in USA are injecting more
inside the joint. The American patients coming to us for
resurfacing invariably had atleast couple of cortisone
before. This may be because it is FDA and insurance approved
procedure. In other part of world this is practiced very
cautiously and rarely. Please avoid getting cortisone into yourjoint.
Hip Resurfacing Surgeon India