Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Hip and Knee

Next in the series, we will continue to discuss the evidence related to corticosteroid injections by moving distally to the hips and knees.  As with others, we will cover randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews on corticosteroid injections for issues common to orthopedics such as trochanteric bursitis, hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis.

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Evidence Based Recovery: Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Stretching

Evidence Based Recovery: Massage Therapy, Foam Rolling and Stretching

Physical activity, weight training, and sports are associated with a wide variety of post-exercise sequelae including muscle fatigue, delayed onset muscle soreness, discomfort, pain, and soreness. In part 1 of this series, we’ll review the current evidence for massage therapy, foam rolling and stretching, and to see which, if any, have beneficial effects on recovery for the athlete.

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Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

 This article will cover some of the randomized trials and reviews on corticosteroid injections for some of the most common issues that present to a sports medicine practice including lateral and medial epicondylitis, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis,  trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Review of Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Shoulder

Review of Evidence Behind Corticosteroid Injections of the Shoulder

This article will cover some of the randomized controlled trials behind shoulder injections including adhesive capsulitis, subacromial impingement and biceps tendonitis.  Injections with depot corticosteroids are used by many to provide both therapeutic and diagnostic value. They can also serve to delay or possibly avoid the need for surgery in some situations.

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NSAIDS and Renal Complications

NSAIDS and Renal Complications

ports medicine physicians should be cognizant of potential complications, especially nephrotoxicity. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In individuals admitted to the hospital with AKI requiring emergent dialysis, mortality rates can exceed 50%. Awareness can lead to better prescribing practices and increased safety for at-risk patients.

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Frequency, Cartilage Loss and Common Complications of Corticosteroid Injections

Frequency, Cartilage Loss and Common Complications of Corticosteroid Injections

Many orthopedic practices in the United States will perform injections in 3-month intervals or more spaced out if possible.  The main reasoning behind the limitation of injections is preservation of cartilage and avoidance of side effects. There is contrasting evidence regarding repeated corticosteroid joint injections and cartilage damage.

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