I recently had an MRI with a diagnosis of small hip joint effusion. There is no deterioration of the hip joint. What is a hip effusion, what is the cause, and how is it treated? The Orthopedic I was referred to gave me a cortisone injection in the joint under sedation which after two weeks has not been effective; there was no reduction of pain. With this condition, my hip feels like it is going to give way when I get up from sitting to walk. I also have pain in the groin as well as the front of the hip and sometimes on the side of the hip. Is there any help for me?
Thank you, Jackie
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