Cortisone Injections
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Cortisone Injection

Cortisone Injections Melbourne

Physicians frequently use cortisone injections to help reduce inflammation in or around tendons and joints .

What is a cortisone injection?

The medication that is injected is usually a local anaesthetic such as Lignocaine or Marcain in combination with a synthetic form of cortisone (Celestone).

There are two reasons for this combination;

1. Pain relief from the injection itself. Lignocaine lasts for about 1 hour and Marcain lasts for about 4 - 5 hours after the injection.

2. As a Test . If the discomfort is completely relieved by the Lignocaine or Marcain, this suggests that the injection has been placed in the correct location.

The cortisone is mixed with a special carrier , so that it stays in the place where it was injected. Therefore, injections in one finger or part of your body do not "count" when deciding whether or not to have an injection in another finger or part of the body. Because the carrier restricts the cortisone to the area of the injection, usually there are no general effects to the body from the cortisone such as would be expected if cortisone was taken by mouth.

In general only 1-3 injections are used in a given area, especially around tendons. If a joint injection provides prolonged relief (e.g. 6 months) then it may be reasonable to repeat these injections on a few occasions.

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