Steroid injections tested for surgery safety

Intra-articular steroid injections do not appear to be an infection risk for subsequent joint arthroplasty surgery, according to an evidence review by a group of UK doctors.

Responding to concerns regarding the safety of such injections, the doctors conducted meta-analysis of eight studies on hip and knee arthroplasty and found no link between the injections and infection.

Their paper in The Journal of Arthroplasty says no significant effect on either deep or superficial infection