➢ Side effects of corticosteroids can occur in association with both intra-articular and extra-articular injections.
➢ Less-severe reactions include skin reactions and flare responses.
➢ Although rare, worrisome complications such as infections, tendon ruptures, and osteonecrosis can occur.
➢ It is important to note the effect of corticosteroids on blood glucose levels, particularly for patients with diabetes.
➢ Corticosteroid injections have visual side effects with a known relation to central serous chorioretinopathy.
Investigation performed at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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