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2020 Apr

Orthop J Sports Med



Effect of Intra-articular Ketorolac Versus Corticosteroid Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Retrospective Comparative Study.


Xu J, Qu Y, Li H, Zhu A, Jiang T, Chong Z, Wang B, Shen P, Xie Z
Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Apr; 8(4):2325967120911126.
PMID: 32313809.


Intra-articular corticosteroid injections have been widely used and are considered a mainstay in the nonoperative treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, their increased use can have negative implications, including chondral toxicity and a high risk of infections. As a result, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been considered as an alternative.