A warning from a doctor (MD, PhD) who has done thousands of steroid injections for arthritis
By James Hamblin The AtlanticNews arthritic pain arthritis inflammation steroid injections
After giving birth to a baby, a young woman told her nurses at Boston Medical Center that she was having pain in her hip. As Ali Guermazi (MD, PhD) recounts the case, he looked at X-rays and saw a small amount of extra fluid in the joint. “We injected her hip with steroids, hoping to help with the pain,” Guermazi says.
Guermazi didn’t think more of it until the woman returned to the hospital six months later, unable to walk. “The head of her femur was gone.” | READ MORE
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