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Could steroids help me recover from knee cartilage damage & removal?

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Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes, but...

Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery.
While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery.

In brief: Yes, but...

Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery.
While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery.
Dr. Albert Diaz
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine

In brief: Better Options

Although steroids do have a role in treatment of arthritis, at the age of 27 and following arthoscopic surgery, i would recommend treatment with a viscoelastic injection such as synvist, supartz, (hyaluronic acid) gel one, hyalgen.
Keep your quads strong!

In brief: Better Options

Although steroids do have a role in treatment of arthritis, at the age of 27 and following arthoscopic surgery, i would recommend treatment with a viscoelastic injection such as synvist, supartz, (hyaluronic acid) gel one, hyalgen.
Keep your quads strong!
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Dr. Roger Palutsis
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