If your child will be awake during the procedure, he / she can watch TV or listen to music.
If the procedure is done in Interventional Radiology, the doctor will use image guidance − with fluoroscopy (a moving X-ray) or ultrasound − to see the affected joint space. This helps guide the steroid medication into the joint space.
Your child’s skin may be numbed with a special patch before the steroid medicine is injected. The skin will be cleaned and a small needle, with more numbing medicine, will be inserted into the skin over the joint. The steroid medication is then injected into the joint.