This research paper highlights the diagnostic value of hip injection before patients have hip arthroscopy. 81% of patients reported a significant benefit from the hip injection after keeping a pain diary. Importantly, those patients that did not describe a good pain response from the injection did not have as good an improvement in the functional scores six months after their keyhole surgery
Sometimes, it is not clear exactly what is the cause of your hip pain. It could be problems within the hip joint itself (for example, a torn labrum, hip, impingement, or arthritis), or it could be from muscles and tendons around the hip joint.
One of the main reasons why I do steroid injection into the hip joint, is to provide important diagnostic value. It also provides a pain-free window to do more effective physiotherapy (prehab) prior to an operation if that is what is recommended.
“My mother required a total hip…
My mother required a total hip replacement due to advanced osteoarthritis. She was understandably anxious regarding the procedure and wanted to ensure she was seen by an excellent Surgeon. Working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist myself I have worked closely with numerous Orthopaedic Consultants and for me Parag was the outstanding clinician I recommended to carry out the procedure. My mother is now 12 weeks post op and is back walking 7,000 steps + daily and now has her life back. My mother cannot speak highly enough of Parag and wanted to highlight his kind and reassuring bed side manner, clear explanations of the whole process from start to finish and compassionate nature throughout. My mother was taking daily pain medication and struggling walking. She is now is now back walking across Hampstead Heath and getting back to activities she previously loved. I have worked with Parag rehabilitating many of his patients. I know the incredible results his patients have post surgery as I have seen them first hand hence why he was the first person I suggested my mother go to see. I continue to see many of Parag’s patients for Physiotherapy and would highly recommend any patient seeking an orthopaedic opinion on any knee / hip pathology to see Parag Jaiswal. He is an outstanding Surgeon!”