Corticosteroid injection provides short term pain relief following meniscectomy
A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of Adding DepoMedrol to a Local Anesthetic Injection in Postmeniscectomy Patients With Osteoarthritis of the KneeAm J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1077-82. Epub 2009 Mar 11.
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59 patients with knee osteoarthritis, undergoing a meniscectomy procedure, were randomized to receive postoperative treatment with either an injection of corticosteroids and lidocaine or saline and lidocaine. Corticosteroid injection is a common treatment for OA. This study assessed the effects of this treatment on pain and function outcomes following meniscectomy. The results of this trial indica...
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