I saw the surgeon on Thursday and he wants me to have a cortisone injection in the hip joint. He says 'if it works' it will put off the surgery for a while longer... My doctor was dead against it as it is only a short term solution. Then I read an article that suggests evidence shows that they might actually cause more harm than good.. The injection is booked for 20th of this month and then I have a follow up appointment with the surgeon in February. He did say that it might not work but they wouldn't want to operate while the cortisone is in my hip (or something to that effect). Please could someone give me an unbiased opinion. Please could someone also tell me how they got along after having the injection. How long did the effects last and was it a painful procedure.