There are various different types of injection therapy available to alleviate pain and improve functions of the hip joint. This includes steroids, hyaluronic acid (viscosupplementation) and Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. The hip injections require X-ray guidance to ensure correct placement of the injecting needle.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Platelets have growth factors which are important in healing of injured tissues and inhibits the inflammatory process. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.