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2020 Apr 11

J Arthroplasty

Increased Use of Intra-Articular Steroid Injection to Treat Osteoarthritis is Associated With Chronic Opioid Dependence After Later Total Knee Arthroplasty But Not Total Hip Arthroplasty.


Intra-articular (IA) injections of corticosteroid (CO) and hyaluronic acid (HA) are commonly used for osteoarthritis. The efficacy of these interventions is controversial. Furthermore, research regarding the potential association of IA injection with later postoperative pain trajectories is lacking.