Adults and Paediatrics - Hip Injections - Leaflet

There are three common reasons to have a hip joint injection:

  1. Pain relief- steroid is injected into the hip joint to reduce inflammation and help pain
  2. Diagnostic injection - local anaesthetic is injected into the hip joint to numb the inside of the joint for four hours. This helps to decide where the pain is coming from. For example, if the pain is from muscles around the hip joint, then an injection into the hip joint will make no difference to your pain.
  3. As part of a scan, a special dye is injected into the hip joint before an MRI scan to make the scan more accurate.

For more information on this procedure please download the leaflet below.

Release Date: 25 Sep 2014