Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

Telephone: 01584 872 939

https://florey.accurx.com/p/M82043

We are closed. Call 111 for urgent advice out of hours.

Joint Injections

Joint Injections

  • Hydrocortisone injections for joint pain work by releasing the medicine slowly into the joint. This reduces pain and swelling.
  • After an injection, your joint may feel better for several months –sometimes as long as a year.
  • Some people get increased pain and swelling in their joint immediately after having the injection. This pain tends to go away after a few days.
  • Depending on which joint is being treated, you may be able to have injections in the same place up to 4 times a year.
  • Hydrocortisone injections can affect your immune system, so you’re more likely to get infections. Tell your doctor if you come into contact with chickenpoxshingles or measles as these infections could make you very ill.
  • If you have been having long-term hydrocortisone injections for a long time, you may need to carry a steroid emergency card. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you do not have one.

Arrangements are made on an individual basis and you need to book a single FACE TO FACE appointment with the Doctor to discuss your problem first.

BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT WITH DR PERKS OR DR BEANLAND PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION LEAFLETS BELOW AND SIGN THE CONSENT FORM BELOW (YOU CAN ALSO ASK FOR A PAPERCOPY FROM RECEPTION)

Please read the information leaflet below regarding Joint injections

Patient-Information-Leaflet Joint Injection

Please sign the consent form below for a joint injection

Information and Consent for a Joint Injection

Please read the information on the leaflet carefully, and ask if there is anything that you do not understand. Prior to the procedure, you must fill this consent form in online and send it to the practice to add OR ask for a print out from reception and fill it in.

Name(Required)
Date of Birth(Required)
Hydrocortisone injections are not suitable for some people. Please tick the box below if you are having any of the following problems(Required)
Consent- I am aware of the potential side effects and complications of the Joint injections and agree to the procedure.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

PRINTABLE VERSION OF CONSENT

Information and Consent for Joint Injections

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    Open 1-2 Fridays a month. 6-8pm Pre-booked appointments only.Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Call 111 for advice OOH
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