For joints and bursa injections such as those located on knees or hips, I am happy to perform the injection every 3 months. For tendon or nerve injections, I rarely inject more than once. This is because we know that it is safe to inject steroids into joints. There is a concern with tendon rupture with multiple steroid injections.
About the Author: Paul Norio Morton, MD
Dr. Paul Norio Morton is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that practices on Oahu and the Big Island. He treats a broad range of orthopedic conditions including arthritis, sports injuries, hip and knee replacements, trauma, and robotic joint arthroplasty. He believes in treating his patients with a holistic approach – incorporating patient’s desires and expectations into the treatment of their musculoskeletal problems.