Proximal Hamstring Repair in NJ
What is Proximal Hamstring Repair?
Proximal Hamstring Repair is a surgical procedure used to treat a proximal hamstring tear. Proximal Hamstring Tear is an injury to a group of four tendons located at the posterior (back) part of the thigh. These muscles support the femur and enable us to extend and flex our leg.
A Posterior Hamstring Tear occurs when one or more of the tendons tear away from the sitting bones (ischial tuberosity) in the pelvic bone. A partial or complete tear can be caused by strenuous exercise; it is common in athletes who undertake sports like soccer, gymnastics, and water skiing, etc.
Through Proximal Hamstring Repair, a surgeon reattaches the torn tendon to the ischial tuberosity with an open or endoscopic surgical procedure.
Who Needs Joint Aspirations and Injections?
You may need a Joint Aspirations and Injections for multiple reasons. Let’s look at the reason for joint aspirations and joint injections separately:
Reasons for Joint Aspirations
- If the doctor wants to get a definitive diagnosis for your joint condition
The symptoms of joint diseases can be the same, which makes it hard for the doctor to diagnose the definitive cause of your pain. Doctors use joint aspirations to determine the disease or medical condition, which is affecting your joints. The surgeon/doctor will take the synovial fluid from your joint and send it to the lab for examination.
The biochemical composition of the fluid will tell the surgeon which joint condition is causing pain in your joint. Most commonly, it is used to differentiate between inflammatory or non-inflammatory arthritis.
- To relieve pressure and cure symptoms
If your joint or your bursa is inflamed, excess synovial fluid will build up in the bursa. This excess fluid puts pressure on the joints, causing pain, swelling, and sepsis. The doctor will recommend a joint aspiration to remove this excess fluid to relieve pressure from the joint and quicken the healing process.
- If you need injectable medicine in your joint
Joint aspirations are used to make room for joint injections. At times, the doctor will remove some of the fluid in your joint or bursa to inject medicine such as cortisone or hyaluronic acid.
Reasons for Joint Injections
- Symptoms have not been cured by conventional medicine
Joint injections deliver medicine directly into the affected area (your joint or the bursa). This increases the effectiveness of the medicine. If your symptoms are not cured even after taking conventional medicine for more than three weeks, than the doctor will prescribe joint injections.
- If your joints are Inflamed
If your joints are inflamed because of infection or sepsis, and they have not been cured by traditional medicine, then the doctor will inject medicine directly into the joints to reduce inflammation.
- If you have arthritis
If you have arthritis, then the doctor will inject steroid medication in your joint to relieve pain.
How are Joint Aspirations and Injections Performed?
The procedure for Joint Aspirations and Injections is performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that the patient does not have to be admitted in the hospital for treatment; they can leave the hospital after the procedure.
However, if the joint aspiration or injection is part of a more complex treatment, then you may be asked to stay in the hospital for as long as your physician deems appropriate.
You can expect the following from a procedure for hip joint aspirations and hip joint injections:
- You will be asked to remove clothing and wear a hospital gown
- You will be positioned on the surgical table so that the doctor is easily able to access your hip joint
- The skin over the joint will be sanitized with an antiseptic solution
- In the case of joint aspirations, a local anesthetic will be administered before the aspiration. After the anesthetic has numbed the area, the surgeon will insert the syringe needle and remove the excess fluid. You may feel some discomfort when the needle is inserted.
- In case of a joint injection, the injection will be inserted into the joint through the skin, and medicine will be injected inside.
- In both procedures, the doctor will remove the needle, wipe the area with an alcoholic swab, and apply a light dressing.
- In the case of a diagnostic procedure, the doctor will send the sample obtained from the joint aspiration to the lab.
Joint Aspirations and Injections in New Jersey
Is the pain in your hip getting unbearable? Are you tired of eating ibuprofen all day long? Then come to Complete Medical Wellness Center in New Jersey to receive effective treatment for joint diseases and conditions.
At CMW, experienced doctors will perform a hip joint aspiration to determine the exact cause of your pain. They will administer hip joint injections to provide relief from the constant pain.
We promise you an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment!
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