Knee Injection Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 11, 2020
  • Author: Quan Dang Le, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the causes of knee pain?

What are indications for knee injections?

What are contraindications for intra-articular steroid knee injections?

What are contraindications for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) knee injections?

What is the clinical anatomy relative to knee injection?

What is included in the preprocedural evaluation for knee injections?

How are complications of knee injections prevented?

What are outcomes of knee injections?

Periprocedural Care

What should be included in patient education about knee injections?

What equipment is needed to perform knee injections?

What are the preprocedure steps for knee injections?

How is anesthesia administered in knee injections?

How are patients positioned for knee injections?

Technique

What is the optimal approach for knee injections?

What is the postprocedural care following knee injections?

What are noninfectious complications of knee injections?

What are infectious complications of knee injections?

How is a knee injection performed using a superolateral approach?

How is a knee injection performed using a superomedial approach?

How is a knee injection performed using anterolateral and anteromedial approaches?

Medications

What is the mechanism of action for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) knee injections?

What are considerations in the performance of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) knee injections?

Which corticosteroid agents are used in knee injection?

Which medications in the drug class Botulinum Toxin A are used in the treatment of Knee Injection?

Which medications in the drug class Antirheumatics, Miscellaneous are used in the treatment of Knee Injection?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Knee Injection?