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Knee, Hip Steroid Injections May Speed Joint Damage in Some Patients
eMediNexus,  18 October 2019
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Steroid injections are frequently used to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, but new evidence suggests the treatment may do more harm than good for some people. Experts now stress the need for better informed consent about potential risks and benefits of injections.

Data from more than 450 patients who received intra-articular corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis at Boston University show that the treatment may speed the pace of osteoarthritis and contribute to joint destruction. The article was published online October 15 in the journal Radiology.

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