Are intra-articular corticosteroids associated with improvement in pain and physical function compared with sham injection or no intervention in patients with knee osteoarthritis?
Intra-articular corticosteroids may be associated with moderate improvement in pain and a small improvement in physical function up to 6 weeks after injection. However, the quality of the evidence is low.
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