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Time to put steroid injections behind us?

Nature Reviews Rheumatology volume 13, pages 519520 (2017) | Download Citation

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections are a long-established treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), but new findings indicate they are not effective, and even potentially harmful. Is it time to rethink the use of this treatment?

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  1. Parker Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    • Henning Bliddal
  2. Parker Institute and the department of physical and occupational therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    • Marius Henriksen


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