Corticosteroid injection into the osteoarthritic knee: drug selection, dose, and injection frequency
International Journal of Clinical Practice, 06/26/2012
Douglas RJ – This paper recommends that practitioners refine and individually tailor their selection of agent and dosing regimen to patient needs and clinical response.Methods
- Searches were made of electronic databases, and appropriate papers were identified and hand–searched.
- Although numerous investigations have been conducted in an attempt to identify the optimal corticosteroid agent, and its optimal dosing regimen for the intra–articular treatment of osteoarthritis, a consensus has not been established.
- The current recommendations for dosing interval appear to have arisen as a consequence of a misinterpretation of previously published works.