Steroids are a man-made version of hormones normally produced by the adrenal glands. When injected into a joint or muscle, it reduced inflammation in the given area. This can help relief pain, swelling and stiffness. The effects of the steroid injection can take 48-72 hrs to see results, however some patients will see results immediately. The effect of the injection can last 3-6 months with some lasting up to a year.
Steroids are often used by people with inflammatory conditions and musculoskeletal pain, such as inflammatory arthritis and will be prescribed by a doctor or specialist. However, they can also be used in degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis and a range of other soft tissue conditions which also involved pain and/or inflammation.
Dependent on the joint, you may benefit from having your steroid injection ultrasound guided. This will be discussed with you prior to your injection.
Ultrasound guided steroid injection:£200
Non-guided steroid injection £160
Arthrosamid®️ is a new type of treatment for knee osteoarthritis that offers patients an effective alternative to the currently available therapies. Based on an innovative hydrogel technology, Arthrosamid®️ is 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide and 97.5% water. When injected into the knee, it integrates into the synovial lining of the joint, restoring viscosity within the synovial fluid, lubricating, and cushioning the joint. This has been shown to be effective at reducing pain and improving joint function. This treatment is a non-biodegradable single-dose injection that delivers safe, long-acting, and sustained pain relief, improving the quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Arthrosamid®️ is at the forefront of injectable management options for osteoarthritis.
Single injection £2500
Hyaluronic acid Injections (Ostenil® Plus)
Ostenil® Plus is a solution containing hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the space in the joint that contains synovial fluid and works by restoring the normal balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Ostenil® Plus is manufactured using a process called fermentation. It contains no animal proteins, which means it is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The addition of Mannitol (a simple sugar derivative) to Ostenil® Plus allows the Hyaluronic Acid to work for longer and more efficiently in the joint, enabling effective symptom reduction with a single injection. Ostenil® Plus has been extensively tested and has not been found to cause any serious side effects.The exact make-up of the hyaluronic acid in Ostenil® Plus has been carefully chosen so that it is as effective as possible in treating osteoarthritis.
Ostenil® Plus Injection: £250
Steroid injection + Ostenil® Plus Injection: £375
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