Efficacy of Intra-Articular Steroid Injection in Osteoarthri | 47158

Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921


Efficacy of Intra-Articular Steroid Injection in Osteoarthritis Patients

Fayaz Sofi, Mushtaq Ahmad, Bilal, Ashiq and Arif

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life due to chronic degenerative arthropathy. It is most common form of arthritis and one of the leading causes of pain and disability worldwide in population above 50 years.
Material and Methods: 162 patients of symptomatic osteoarthritis were given intra articular triamcinolone acetonide injections over a period of 5 years at SKIMS Soura Srinagar J&K.
Results: Among the patients 107 (66%) were females and 55 (34%) were males. Knee joint was most common involved joint. 15 patients had to receive repeated intraarticular steroid injection.
Conclusion: Intra articular triamcinolone injection revealed good efficacy for pain relief and functional outcome without adverse effects.