We perform many types of joint injections all over the body for various conditions and injures. One common injection involves the use of steroids (commonly referred to as a cortisone injection). The reason for a steroid injection is to decrease inflammation associated with a particular disease or condition such as arthritis or some types of tendonitis. In addition to cortisone injections, there are several types of visco-supplementation injections that are used to treat osteoarthritis. These are injected directly into the joint as well and oftentimes require insurance approval prior to injection.
Lastly, we offer PRP or platelet-rich-plasma injections. This type of injection takes the patients own blood, spins it down to separate out the highly concentrated healing factors, and then those factors are injected back into the patient’s body at the site of injury to promote healing.
See also, our Regenerative Medicine page.
A team approach to physical therapy features on site physical therapy at both locations.
We do see patients with workers compensation and auto insurance claims.
St Clair Orthopaedics uses the latest in digital x-ray technology and ultrasound imaging to help diagnose our patients.