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Comment & Response
September 26, 2017

Long-term Intra-articular Steroid Injections and Knee Cartilage

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2017;318(12):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11331

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.

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