Knee Injection

Knee injection is one method of treating knee pain, particularly if oral medications aren’t helping but you aren’t yet to the point of needing surgery.

A knee injection involves injecting medication into your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint. This type of injection may provide as little as a few days to more than six months of knee pain relief, depending upon the patient. These injections do not last indefinitely, however, and should be limited to no more than three to four per year, per joint, due to possible side effects.

One specific form of knee injection is a corticosteroid injection (also known as cortisone), a treatment commonly used to reduce flare-ups of osteoarthritic pain and swelling with fluid buildup in your knee. This type of knee injection is designed to help relieve symptoms by reducing inflammation in your knee joint and providing same-day relief from pain and swelling.

Another form of knee injection is a hyaluronic acid injection. When you have osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in your affected joint decreases. Hyaluronic acid injections add to your body's natural supply. Your doctor may also refer to these injections as "viscosupplementation," which literally means they add to the amount of fluid in your joints.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you live in St. Louis or Kansas City and would like to be evaluated for an injection for knee pain, schedule an appointment with one of Signature Medical Group’s orthopedic groups today!

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who specialize in this treatment.

Thomas S. Samuelson, MD

Thomas S. Samuelson

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Atul T. Patel, MD

Atul T. Patel

Overland Park, KS

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Lizette Alvarez, MD

Lizette Alvarez

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

William W. Behrens, Jr., MD

William W. Behrens, Jr.

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Patrick J. Reardon, MD

Patrick J. Reardon

St. Louis, MO

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip and Knee
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Robert P. Bruce, MD

Robert P. Bruce

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Alexander J. Heck, MD

Alexander J. Heck

Fenton, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine

Jeffrey W. Salin, DO

Jeffrey W. Salin

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Michael J. Latteier, MD

Michael J. Latteier

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
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Locations

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Building A, Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311