What are the potential side effects?

All of our procedures have specific risks that are outlined below. However, the main risks include local infection (less than 1% chance), and pain at the site of injections. These are the same risks associated with any common blood draw, injection, or procedure.

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone is the only treatment that is classified as a medication because some of it can get absorbed into the bloodstream and have systemic effects. Some risks associated with cortisone injections are (but not limited to) deterioration of the joint, tendon weakening and rupture, increase of blood sugar, and overall suppression of your immune system.

HA Injections

Injected HA has been FDA approved and available since 1995. The HA brands we use are the purest HA products, and most closely resemble healthy human HA. There are some HA brands/products that have reported allergic reactions, but we avoid these brands completely at our clinic.

Any complications reported are usually due to the puncture wound more than the medication. Pain and soreness over the injection site, mild swelling, and painful weight-bearing have been reported, but these will fade as the HA begins to work in your joint.

PRP Treatment

Because PRP is from your own blood, there is no chance of having an allergic or immune reaction. The main risks include local infection (less than 1% chance), and pain at the site of injections. These are the same risks associated with any common blood draw, injection, or procedure.

ActiJoint has invested in a PRP system that more purely separate the healing components of your blood from the contaminants. Because of this, we have reduced many of the inflammatory side effects caused by other systems.

Advanced Cellular Therapy

Because mesenchymal cells are derived from your own adipose tissue, there is no chance of having an allergy or immune reaction. The main risks include local infection (less than 1% chance) and pain at the sites of injection and harvest. These are the same risks associated with any common blood draw, injection, or procedure.

In order to enhance the effectiveness of this treatment, it is necessary to allow a more intense inflammatory response to take place. This usually includes significant soreness in the treatment area for 3-10 days.

*This is not an exhaustive list as there could be some potential side effects that are extremely rare or unknown.