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Home Care After an Arthrogram (7984)

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Home Care after an Arthrogram
(Musculoskeletal Radiology)

Home Care after ____________________________ injection.

Your arthrogram was performed today by______________, the Radiologist.

It is common to feel sore at the injection site for the next 2-4 days. You can resume taking your
routine medicines after the procedure. This includes taking pain medicines as prescribed.

For the first day:
ξ If needed, you may apply ice with a
cloth between your skin and the ice
to the site for 20 minutes on and 20
minutes off to decrease pain.
ξ It is common to have some weakness
for the next 3-5 hours due to the
anesthetic used.
ξ You can shower tomorrow, but do
not soak in a bath or tub for the next
2 days.
What to watch for:
Please call your primary care doctor
if you have any signs of infection:
ξ Fever more than 100.4° F by
mouth for 2 readings taken 4
hours apart.
ξ Increased redness, swelling
or drainage around the site.

If you have any questions, signs of infection, or need to make a follow-up appointment to talk about
your results, please contact your primary care doctor.

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