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Dr. Daniel M Sutton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI

Dr. Daniel Sutton works as a family medicine physician in Waupaca, WI. Dr. Sutton attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutton include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and trigger point injections. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Robert Clement Wubben, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
902 Riverside Drive; Suite 203
Waupaca, WI

Dr. Robert Wubben is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wubben include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wubben is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Wubben completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Amputation, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Fracture Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.
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