Review: Corticosteroids improve short-term outcomes but worsen longer-term outcomes in some types of tendinopathy

Margo, Katherine L
February 2011
ACP Journal Club;2/21/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which observed the clinical effects of peritendinous injections for tendinopathy. The study, conducted by researcher B.K. Coombes and his colleagues and published in a 2010 issue of the journal "Lancet," found that corticosteroids enhance short-term outcomes but are worse than no intervention or physiotherapy for intermediate and long-term outcomes for some types of tendinopathy.


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