Steroid injections 'don't hasten progression of knee OA'

Patients can be reassured that the treatment will not precipitate the need for surgery, researchers say

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Corticosteroid injections to relieve knee osteoarthritis pain aren’t linked with any more likelihood of needing total knee replacement than use of hyaluronic acid, a conference has been told.

In the wake of a recent cohort study suggesting a three-fold higher risk for progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA) with corticosteroid treatment, researchers set out to

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