Joint Injection

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Large Joint Injection Checklist

JOINT_________________________ SIDE__________________________

Consent signed _________________________
Allergies Listed _________________________
Site Prep
Local anesthetic 1% Lidocaine ~1mL ________ RN ___________ MD
Alcohol wipes before Local Anesthesia ________
25gauge 5/8 inch needle for local ________
3mL Syringe _______
Nonsterile Gloves ________
skin anesthesia ________
Sterile gloves ________
Iodine wipes before Joint Injection ________
5mL Syringe ________
22-gauge 1.5-inch needle for injections ________
1% Lidocaine (Max 4mL) ________ RN _________ MD
Triamcinolone Acetontide (40mg/1ml) 1 vial ________
Adhesive bandage or other adhesive dressing ________


  1. Ice 15 minutes an hour for the first day or two
  2. Consider taking Ibuprofen or Tylenol if tolerated
  3. Rest from strenuous activity
  4. A flare of the joint that's red, warm may occur in the first day or two from steroid, infection can also present this way so its a good idea to see your Doctor if that occurs.

AAFP Cardone's Joint & Soft Tissue Injection Robert's Intraarticular and soft tissue injections: What agent(s) to inject and how frequently?
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