Intraarticular Joint Injections
Intraarticular joint injections are meant to deposit a drug in the joint cavity. Commonly depot steroids such as Depomedrol or Triamcinolone are used along with local anaesthetics. Other drugs used intraarticularly include Hyaluronic acid injections deposited into the knee joint in early osteoarthritis. The common indications include inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Although intraarticular injections are used for many joints, the common joints include the Sacroiliac joint, Knee joint, Shoulder joint, Ankle joint etc. Such joint injections as Sacroiliac joint injection, Temporomandibular joint injection are used both for diagnosing the condition along with the therapeutic relief. Most of these joint injections are done under fluoroscopic guidance with all sterile precautions.