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Starship Paediatric Rheumatology

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Joint injections

A joint injection is most often done to deliver medicine directly into the joint. This may be done when the other medication the patient is taking is not controlling the arthritis well enough or if the patient has only a few swollen joints. In older children the joint injections are done with the child inhaling Entonox (laughing gas) which helps relieve the discomfort of the procedure. Younger children are given a general anaesthetic.

This page was last updated at 12:42PM on May 10, 2021.