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Post Injection Care -- Patient Information -- Advanced Orthopedic Specialists
Advanced Orthopedic Specialists

2305 Genoa Business Park Dr.; Suite 170; Brighton, MI 48114; Phone: (810) 299-8550; F: (810) 844-0837


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Contact us today to make an appointment to see a doctor, or for physical therapy.

Advanced Orthopedic Specialists
(810) 299-8550

Physical Therapy
(810) 299-8557

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Post-Op Information

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Below are some quick links to important post-operative information.

Cast Care

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Take care of your cast, so your cast can take care of you.

Locations & Directions

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Our office is located in Brighton, Michigan on the 1st floor of the Genoa Medical Center Building.

2305 Genoa Business Park Dr.
Suite 170
Brighton, MI 48114

Dr. Mihalich sees patients on a limited basis in Novi.

The Novi Orthopaedic Center, and
The Bone & Joint Center of Novi
26750 Providence Pkwy., Ste. 210
Novi, MI 48374

See our location page for maps, directions and photos.

Post Injection Care

The information below is for our patients who have received an injection in our office.

Medications used in your injection today included:

The injection you have just received normally goes without incident. The injection area may be sore, throbbing or slightly swollen for one to two days. It is very important that you rest the area of the injection for 24 to 48 hours after the injection. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, applying ice to the area (10 to 15 minutes every one to two hours) for the first day or two will help decrease the pain. In addition, you may benefit from taking acetaminophen (Tylenol™) to help reduce the pain.

Usually a numbing medication is given with the injection, which can last for five to 12 hours. The actual Cortisone may take up to two to five days to take effect. If you develop any abnormal symptoms, such as itching, swelling, redness, rash, or shortness of breath, please call our office. Normally, these are temporary symptoms which resolve within a day but we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Diabetic Warning

If you are diabetic and using insulin, this injection may elevate your blood sugar for the next one to five days. Please monitor your sugars closely and if they fail to return to acceptable levels, please contact your primary care physician.

The doctor would like you to observe the area of the injection for redness, swelling, or increased heat. If any or all of the reactions occur, please call our office as soon as possible. This reaction may indicate the first signs of infection. This is a very rare event, but best if caught early.

The duration of pain relief from these injections varies widely between patients. Some report two or more months of relief while other patients report only a few weeks of relief.

Thank you and please follow your doctor’s directions. Call us with any questions or problems.


We have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure our patients receive state-of-the-art care with the latest available technology, taking your orthopedic care to a whole new level.

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