Intra-articular Corticosteroids

30%

Improve with treatment

40%

Improve with control

30%

Do not Improve

What does improve mean?

An example of a 30% reduction in pain scores is a decrease from 6 to 4 on a 10 point pain scale

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How many people will improve?

70%

Improvement by treatment or placebo

30%

No Improvement

Intra-articular Corticosteroids Harms

Withdrawal due to Adverse Events
1%
4% (placebo)
Serious Adverse Events
2%
3% (placebo)

Other Considerations

  • Administered by a healthcare professional.
  • Effect for knee osteoarthritis peaks between 1-2 weeks.
  • Approximate cost (CAD) of medication for 1 injection: $10-20

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