Steroids given to patients with osteoarthritis for hip and knee pain and inflammation can cause more harm than intra-articular injections. It was revealed in a study published in the journal “Radiology” that osteoarthritis of the hip and knee are the most common joint disorders. They are commonly used for both disorders and other joint related problems and pain. However, the researchers at Boston University, who have done this research, found that by applying these injections, the problem of many patients has increased.
The researchers believe that this subject should be studied even more seriously.
It is being told that this study in the year 2018 showed that 10 percent of the patients who received this steroid injection increased their hip and four percent had knee problems. It has also been reported that intra-articular corticosteroid injections can cause severe joint problems such as osteonecrosis, subchondral insufficiency fracture and rapid progressive osteoarthritis. At the same time, the researchers believe that this subject should be studied even more seriously. He said that patients receiving injections should also inform the doctors about the danger and should use them only with their consent.