Warning over intra-articular steroid injections
Up to 10% of patients experience adverse joint events after intra-articular corticosteroid injections in the hip and knee, US researchers report.
Dr Ali Guermazi, of Boston University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Hospital, said that until now, patients were told such injections were safe, and if that they didn't help, at least they weren't harmful.
"It is not the case," he said. "As suggested in our paper, patients should be told about these possible complications, and it is up to the patient to choose to get the injection or