RAD CLINICS JOINT INJECTIONS
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How it works?
Fine needle fenestration is a treatment option to consider as an alternative for surgery or if the surgery has failed to resolve nodules or scarring in hands or feet. Needle fenestration is known to immediately reduce pain levels significantly and the size of the nodules reduces gradually over a few months following the procedure. During this procedure, a small amount of corticosteroid and local anesthetics is injected into the nodule precisely under the guidance of an ultrasound scan. The entire needle fenestration procedure is usually done in 20 to 30 minutes duration.
Fees of Needle Fenestration
If you are still unsure and would like to discuss this with our specialist team prior to your booking, then you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or ring 07742986561 for a free telephone consultation with our Musculoskeletal Specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fine needle fenestration is a relatively safe procedure with minimal side effects. There is a small risk of allergy and infection or slight flare-up of pain that can occur immediately or within a few days following the procedure. Our Musculoskeletal Specialist team will perform a complete screening prior to your procedure to ensure safety.
A short period of rest is recommended following the injection.
You should not drive immediately after the injection. Please organise a pick-up or arrange a taxi to return home.
Your appointment will be a “one stop shop” in which our Musculoskeletal Specialist will carry out a physical examination and ultrasound scanning to diagnose your problem. You will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your care with our specialist prior to proceeding with your injection.
Results obtained from the fine needle fenestration procedure are usually long-term and will help you to pace your activity level gradually back to normal.
Usually, one consultation should deliver expected results, however sustainable progress from the needle fenestration can be slow and can take a few months before experiencing maximum benefit. There won’t be any need for multiple needle fenestration procedures. If necessary, your Musculoskeletal Specialist will screen your general health and will make an independent decision every time prior to the procedure.
Local anaesthetics are safe during pregnancy. Corticosteroid injection is known to be safe from 2nd trimester of pregnancy. If you are aware of being pregnant at the time of booking then notify us for pre-injection screening. Corticosteroid injections are safe if breastfeeding.