Are Arthrograms Painful?

Are Arthrograms Painful?

Arthrograms are a series of images of a joint after injection of contrast. Arthrogram injects contrast directly into the joint under fluoroscopy guidance. It is usually not painful but can cause slight discomfort when the contrast is injected into the joint. You may feel slight pain as the needle enters, and the surrounding area may be sore for the following 4-6 hours, but it will subside over the next day or two.

What Makes a Good Candidate For an Arthrogram?

Arthrograms can reveal hard-to-find problems in the joint that can’t be seen with a traditional MRI. They provide clear images so that an accurate diagnosis can be made for an injury or a symptom, such as joint pain or swelling. Arthrograms can provide detailed information on shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, ankles, and more. Patients who are experiencing joint pain and have received a traditional MRI that turned out negative may need an Arthrogram to identify and diagnose issues that otherwise can’t be seen.

Arthrogram at Michigan Diagnostics

Michigan Diagnostics Center is an American College of Radiologists Accredited facility that can provide you with a fast and flexible Arthrogram in Oak Park, MI, St Clair Shores, MI, Madison Heights, MI, and the surrounding areas. Your images will be interpreted by board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists who are active in their field. We have evening and weekend appointments available. To learn more about us or our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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