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Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine injections can be used to confirm the problem is in a specific location or within the joint.

In brief: Depends

Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine injections can be used to confirm the problem is in a specific location or within the joint.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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