A 27-year-old female asked:
can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? i had 4 injections. last two to elbow joint
2 doctor answers
Dr. Peter Ihle answered
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: Usually avn of any joint is due 2 oral steroids or im injections on a long term basis, also etoh abuse. The intra articular injections repeatedly into a joint cause permanent damage 2 the articular cartilage of the joint.
Answered on Feb 6, 2014
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