Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Overview
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain
caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the
spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication
can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.


Sacroiliac Joint Located
The patient lies face down. A cushion is placed
under the stomach for comfort and to arch the back.
The physician uses touch and a fluoroscope to find
the sacroiliac joint.


Anesthetic Injected
A local anesthetic numbs the skin and all the tissue
down to the surface of the sacroiliac joint.


Needle Inserted
The physician advances a needle through the
anesthetized track and into the sacroiliac joint.


Steroids Injected
A steroid-anesthetics mix is injected into the
sacroiliac joint, bathing the painful area in
medication.


End of Procedure
The needle is removed, and a small bandage is
used to cover the tiny surface wound.

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