Intra-articular Injections

Intra-articular Injections

What is an Intra-articular Injection?

Injections given in the joint are called intra-articular injections.

What are different types of Intra-Articular Injection?

According to the best orthopaedic doctors, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoariatic arthritis,tendonitis, bursitis, gout and numerous other conditions may require intra-articular injections.


Corticosteroids reduces local inflammation by repressing the development of inflammatory cells that are normally delivered because intense physical movement at the joint

Side effects

injection site pain, skin pigmentation or discolouration, septic arthritits and atrophy in rare cases.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in synovial fluids that lubricates the joints. With age this fluid diminishes in quantity leading to erosion of joint cartilage, as happens in osteoarthritis. Intraarticular hyaluronic acid injection can provide lubrication to the joints and prevent furter damage to bony cartilage. This therapy is advised in early cases of osteoarthritis. Advanced joint damage may require joint replacemet only.

Side effects

Muscle pain and stiffness, joint pain, swelling or redness around the joint and allergic reaction in rare cases.

Local Anesthetics

Local Anesthetics can be injected in intra articular space to relieve acute pain.

Side effects

Same as for any intrarticular infections.

Which is the best place to get Intra-articular Injections?

We at OrthoVision Clinic take due aseptic precautions to prevent any post injection inadvertent infection. In case you are suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions do consult us for an expert opinion.

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Dr. Abhishek Haldar2

Dr. Abhishek Haldar

MS, FVRS | Trauma, Arthroscopy & Joint Replacement Surgeon

Visiting Consultant -Apollo Hospital, Noida.

Dr. Abhishek Haldar is a consultant Orthopaedic, Trauma, Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement and Vein Surgeon. After  graduating in year 2004 he went on to pursue Master’s degree in field of Orthopaedics. During the course of his residency he underwent advanced surgical training in traumatology and operated numerous cases of internal and external fracture fixation. He offers both surgical and non surgical treatment for fractures.

Qualification: Dr. Abhishek Haldar is a Consultant Orthopedic, Trauma and Vein Surgeon. After graduating in year 2004 he went on to pusue his Master’s degree in field of Orthopaedics.

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