TITLE

Steroid injections effective for knee osteoarthritis

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p606
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the effectiveness of steroid injections for symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. The authors of this meta-analysis identified 10 studies of randomized placebo-controlled trials of intra-articular corticosteroids for osteoarthritis of the knee by searching 3 databases, contacting authors, and checking references of identified articles. Intra-articular steroids produced some measure of improvement greater than placebo, with approximately 2 to 4 patients requiring treatment for an additional 1 patient to benefit. This meta-analysis, however, included relatively few patients, and the magnitude of the benefit was not quantified in this study.
ACCESSION #
14141795

 

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