Musculoskeletal injections: a review of the evidence.

  title={Musculoskeletal injections: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Mark B. Stephens and Anthony I. Beutler and Francis G. O'Connor},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={78 8},
Injections are valuable procedures for managing musculoskeletal conditions commonly encountered by family physicians. Corticosteroid injections into articular, periarticular, or soft tissue structures relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility. Injections can provide diagnostic information and are commonly used for postoperative pain control. Local anesthetics may be injected with corticosteroids to provide additional, rapid pain relief. Steroid injection is the preferred and… CONTINUE READING


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