How are corticosteroid injections administered for the treatment of knee injury?

Updated: Mar 01, 2019
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Palpate the inferior medial aspect of the patella, and insert the needle into the space between the patella and femur, parallel to the inferior border of the patella.

Angle the needle to the center of the patella.

Aspirate any fluid before performing the injection. [7]

Deliver the medication, and withdraw the needle.


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