Arthrogram


 

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Arthrogram

An arthrogram is an imaging study used to assess your joint problem. Contrast fluid is injected into the joint being studied. Then, x-ray or computed tomography (CT) is used to create images.

Tell your health care provider if:

  • You are or may be pregnant

  • You have any allergies

  • You have any bleeding problems or take blood thinners or other medications, including aspirin

 


X-rays are used during an arthrogram to
create images of your joint.

Before Your Test

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.

During Your Test

  • X-rays of your joint are taken first.

  • The skin around the joint is cleaned and then covered with drapes.

  • The area around your joint is numbed.

  • Contrast fluid is injected into your joint to improve the images.

  • X-rays are again taken.

  • The doctor will move your joint. You will also be asked to exercise your joint.

  • Additional x-rays are taken after you exercise.

  • If you need a CT test, it will follow the x-rays.

After Your Test

  • Drink extra water or other clear fluids for 24 hours.

  • Make a follow-up appointment to get your results.

Call Your Doctor If:

  • You have pain or swelling that doesn't improve by 2 days after your test

  • You have a fever

 
Location
Hannon Orthopedics
99 N La Cienega Blvd, Suite 304
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-736-3971
Fax: 424-355-0555
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310-736-3971