Systematic review: the safety of intra-articular corticosteroid injection prior to total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Marsland2014SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic review: the safety of intra-articular corticosteroid injection prior to total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Daniel Marsland and Aadil Mumith and Ian W. Barlow},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={6-11}
}
BACKGROUND Up to 30% of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have received intra-articular corticosteroid injections prior to surgery. Debate exists as to whether such injections increase the rate of post-operative infection. Given that deep infection is a disastrous complication, a systematic review of the literature was undertaken to evaluate the safety of intra-articular corticosteroid injections given prior to TKA. Other features of corticosteroid use are also discussed… CONTINUE READING
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