What is Knee injections?

Category: Procedures

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Injections are given by a needle directly into the knee joint. There are two types of injections used to treat symptoms of knee osteoarthritis: joint lubricants (viscosupplementation) and cortisone (steroid injection).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 9 7
Pain in knee(s) 4 2
Muscle and joint pain 3 1
Osteoarthritis 2 1
Erosive osteoarthritis 1 3
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee injections

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain 1
Radiating pain 1
Stiffness 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Knee injections

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: It had no effect on my knee pain.

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