Weigh Benefits and Risks of Intra-Articular Injections for Osteoarthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis may ask you about intra-articular injections...due to ongoing concerns with NSAIDs and opioids.

Corticosteroids usually improve pain within a day or two. But duration of effect varies, with benefits often waning in a month or so.

Recommend a depot form...which stays mostly at the injection site. For example, suggest generic triamcinolone acetonide...it's about $8/dose.

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