Private Cortisone Injections into your Joints/ ligaments by Rheumatologist/ Sports Medicine GP’s!
This page is for Cortisone injections performed without ultrasound guidance by the above specialists.
Please click here to –
for Ultrasound Guided Cortisone Injections performed by a
Consultant Radiologist for £230.
Visit his page in our ‘Ultrasound’ Section.
A full Consultation with your Doctor is included in the below price.
|PROCEDURE||Price||Duration of Appointment|
|Joint steroid injection +/- Aspiration||£130||20 minutes|
|Ganglion/ bursa/ sebaceous cyst aspiration +/- injection||£130||20 minutes|
|+ Sending off Synovial fluid for crystal analysis (for Gout/ Pseudogout)||+ £35|
|If Your Doctor spends up to 20 minutes with you discussing the procedure and you decide against it, there will be a charge of £55|
Areas suitable for ‘blind’ (that is, non ultrasound guided) steroid injections:
Shoulder (Rotator cuff pathology, Osteoarthritis glenohumeral joint),
Elbow (Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, Olecranon bursa),
Wrist (Osteoarthritis 1st CMC joint, De quervain’s tenosynovitis, Ganglion),
Hand (Trigger finger/ thumb),
Hip (Trochanteric bursa),
Knee (Osteoarthritis tibiofemoral joint, pre-patellar bursa),
IM steroid injection into gluteal area to reduce global inflammation (for example in inflammatory arthritis).
All other steroid injections are best done under ultrasound guidance alone.
Your doctor may suggest that you have a steroid injection if one or more of your joints are affected by inflammation or arthritis. The injection helps reduce pain and swelling in your joint and allows it to move more freely and without pain. The beneficial effects of the injection can last up to three months and can be repeated maximally four times per year.
Occasionally, the fluid from within your joint may be sent for analysis to exclude a condition such as gout or pseudogout. Your doctor will inform you if this is necessary.
There are various other fluid filled cysts in your body that can be drained and you may want to consult your doctor to see if yours can be aspirated.
Your GP’s specialising in Rheumatology / Sports Medicine –
Dr Carel Benedict / Dr Sudip Dutta
Dr Benedict (left – Available every Tuesday evening) has worked in St Georges Hospital London for many years as a Speciality doctor in Rheumatology and is very experienced in diagnosing and treating all forms of inflammatory arthritis.
Dr Dutta (right – Available every Wednesday evening) has attained his Sports Medicine Diploma and has many years of experience in the field of Sports Medicine, as well as being very sporty himself.