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    Default Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain are more dangerous than was thought

    Laura Donnelly
    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain lead to more complications than previously thought, research has found.

    The anti-inflammatory jabs are used by athletes to mask pain, and to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis.

    But the study by Boston University School of Medicine found that the treatment could speed up a joint's disintegration and force patients to have total knee or hip replacements.

    Researchers found 10 per cent of their patients given injections in the hips in 2018 suffered complications, along with four per cent of those who had the jabs in the knees.

    These can include stress fractures, progressive osteoarthritis or even the collapse of joints.

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    As of this date, I have had two sets of Cortisone injections in my hips to alleviate bursitis. Even a single injection seems to work well for some people, whereas for others they may work marginally or not at all. I'd say I'm one of the marginal ones and I had no intention to try for a third time, so in reading this article I feel vindicated about my decision. For the time being, the prescription anti-inflammatory I've been taking has done a great deal toward alleviating the pain and increasing the amount of time I can spend on my feet. That may be the best I can hope for.
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