To the Editor Dr McAlindon and colleagues investigated the long-term effects on cartilage of intra-articular corticosteroid injections in the knee every 3 months for 2 years in people with knee osteoarthritis.1 With respect to the clinical outcome, we agree with the authors that the usual short-term benefits after the injections probably were missed.
Luijsterburg PAJ, Bos PK, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA. Long-term Intra-articular Steroid Injections and Knee Cartilage. JAMA. 2017;318(12):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11331
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