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Offline aliasgrace26

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Cortisone injection into fat pad
« on: May 17, 2007, 04:21:54 PM »
My OS's assistant is administering my first round of Hyalgan injections--three down, two to go...not sure if they'll be helpful, but we'll see. I know I have some arthritis, a bone spur, scar tissue and seemingly an inflamed fat pad, according to my phys. therapist and the physician's assistant. Also, it seems fairly obvious to me that that is part of my knee's problem. Yesterday the PA suggested that we might eventually try a SMALL shot of cortisone directly into the inflamed fat pad in order to shrink it. He said we need to get the inflammation down in there and that I need to continue to work on my building my quad muscles.
Has anyone had experience with a cortisone injection directly into the fat pad? I've had one cortisone shot in the past--MANY years ago--post-injury and it didn't help at all, but my knee had many other issues at that time, and the fat pad inflammation wasn't a primary problem.
Tibigal platea fx. 12/98
Subsequent poor medical care that did not detect fx. immediately
Rigorous PT once fx. was diagnosed
Arthroscopy in 11/99 to trim plica and remove scar tissue
Chronic pain for 5 years, then a reprieve for 3
Return of pain/stiffness 2/07, in pain mgt., awaiting answers