Joint Injections & Drainage
There are many treatment options available for your rheumatologic care. Drs. Tehrani and Momeni will discuss all of your treatment options and the potential risks and benefits of each treatment.
There are several types of joint injections which can be administered. These injections include viscosupplements and steroid (cortisone) injections. Done in expert hands, with the aid of ultrasound visualization, steroid injections can serve as a potent anti-inflammatory and hence pain relieving option.
Arthrocentesis, commonly known as joint aspiration, is a minor surgical procedure during which excess synovial fluid (fluid from a joint) is drained with a sterile needle and syringe. Usually performed in the doctor’s office, arthrocentesis is administered to provide relief to patients with swelling, inflammation and pain in any joint where there is an excess accumulation of fluid (effusion). Joints typically drained in this way include the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist or ankle.
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Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinical Center of Northern Virginia has been providing the best rheumatologic care to patients throughout Northern Virginia. Our doctors are board certified in rheumatology.