- Corticosteroid injection has long been part of non-surgical treatment of knee pain, particularly OA.
- Benefits are limited, and rarely long-lasting.
- Patients who have had steroid injections may have a higher risk of infection if they subsequently have a hip or knee replacement.
- Intra-articular steroids are probably best avoided in treatment of OA
Alasdair Sutherland produces Blog updates aimed at patients and general practitioners, to discuss matters of interest and information relating to orthopaedic issues.