A retrospective analysis of vertebral body fractures following epidural steroid injections.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) are frequently prescribed for the treatment of radiculopathy or neurogenic claudication arising from compression of spinal nerves. However, there is evidence suggesting that corticosteroids adversely affect bone strength by diminishing new bone formation and increasing bone resorption. Our study sought… (More)
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00844

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