Intraarticular glucocorticoid injections in rapidly destructive hip osteoarthritis.

@article{Villoutreix2006IntraarticularGI,
  title={Intraarticular glucocorticoid injections in rapidly destructive hip osteoarthritis.},
  author={Caroline Villoutreix and Thao Pham and Florence Tubach and Maxime R Dougados and Xavier Ayral},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={66-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection followed, when possible, by weight-bearing elimination using two crutches reduces the need for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with rapidly destructive hip osteoarthritis (RDHOA). METHODS A longitudinal retrospective study was conducted in patients admitted for RDHOA, defined as loss of more than 50% of the joint space at the narrowest point between two evaluations 1 year apart. A glucocorticoid injection was… CONTINUE READING

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