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ACE Report #8844
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

OARSI 2016: Corticosteroids in addition to exercise do not reduce pain sensitivity in OA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intra-articular corticosteroids in addition to exercise for reducing pain sensitivity in knee osteoarthritis: exploratory outcome from a randomized controlled trial

Contributing Authors: M Henriksen A Soriano-Maldonado L Klokker C Bartholdy E Bandak H Bliddal

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100 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive an intra-articular injection of either methylprednisolone or saline placebo. The purpose of the study was to determine whether an intra-articular injection of corticosteroid prior to exercise therapy significantly reduced pressure-pain sensitivity when compared to a saline injection. The findings of the study indicated that the ...

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