New York, NY
A 55-year-old female asked:
Go to ny in 5 days. knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. steroid jab or others to walk without pain?immediate n long term risks n side effect?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Radiology 40 years experience
Maybe: I have patients who know that they will sooner or later need knee replacement surgery. Some were planning on traveling and requested injections for pain relief. All of these patients had good temporary relief of their pain. However, the pain always returns sooner or later, and the patient runs the small but real risk of infection with any injection. Think carefully and discuss with your Doctor.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2014
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