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A 31-year-old female asked:

after having a cortisone injection into the knee, how long does the actual steroid stay in your actual bloodstream, not just continure to "work"?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Not technically in: A joint injection of sterioid is a local injection and not technically in the blood stream. Admittedly low levels can go more systemically leading to either positive testing or effect patients with diabetes to throw off their sugars for 24 hours

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A 34-year-old female asked:

Knee grinding after steroid shot? Why? What could be causing this?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Knee grinding or: crepetance,is by itself,of no unique significance.This is present in asymptomatic knees as well.If you and your doc are satisfied with your x-rays,and know what you are treating,and responding appropriately,I wouldn't worry about this grinding too much.Be sure that your treating physician is aware of this finding though,just to be safe.

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