Knee Pain Injection Therapy at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai
Knee Joint injection, also called Intra-articular knee injection treatment, is an increasingly common treatment for knee pain and other joint conditions. At CMC Dubai, our expert Orthopedic Surgeons are specialists in applying this procedure. It involves the injection of a lubricating substance (hyaluronic acid) directly into the knee joint to relieve pain, inflammation, and other symptoms.
This procedure is an option when other treatments, such as physical therapy or oral medications, have failed to provide sufficient pain relief.
Candidates for Knee Pain Injections:
Knee pain injections are commonly used to treat knee pain caused by conditions such as:
Symptoms that knee pain injections help relieve include:
Knee Injections Hyaluronic Acid Procedure
The procedure for a knee injection typically takes only a few minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Before the injection, you will be asked to lie down or sit in a comfortable position. The area around the knee will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution, and a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area.
Once the knee is numb, your doctor will use a needle to inject the medication directly into the joint. The medication used in the injection may include a combination to reduce inflammation and pain as well as to lubricate the joint and improve mobility.
After the injection, you will be asked to rest for a short period of time and may be given instructions on how to care for the knee in the days following the injection. Depending on the type of medication used, you may be able to resume normal activities immediately or may need to avoid strenuous activity for a few days.
The recovery time for a knee injection with hyaluronic acid can vary depending on the patient’s individual circumstances. In general, patients can expect to experience some relief from pain and inflammation within a few days of the injection. The effects of the injection may last for several several months, depending on the individual patient and the severity of their condition.
It is important to note that while intra-articular knee injections can provide significant relief from knee pain, they are not a permanent solution. Patients with chronic knee pain may need to receive injections periodically to manage their symptoms.
In rare cases, patients may experience complications from an intra-articular knee injection. These may include infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. Patients should contact their healthcare provider immediately if they experience any unusual symptoms following an injection, such as fever, severe pain, or numbness.
Yes, when administered by a qualified and experienced professional, knee injections with hyaluronic acid is considered a safe procedure.
It depends on the individual circumstances but most patients experience pain relief for 4-6 months.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body, specifically in joints and the fluids in your eyes. It acts as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and various other tissues. Hence is makes a good material for knee pain injections.
In rare cases, patients may experience complications from an intra-articular knee injections. These may include infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. It's important your knee pain injections are performed by a trained professional and you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms following an injection, such as fever, severe pain, or numbness.