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Old 10-10-2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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Re: Cortisone : yay or nay?

Originally Posted by Everett Steinbarger View Post
Cortisone got a bad rap decades ago for degenerating cartilage inside of synovial joints. What people were doing was 2-3 injection a week, for an extended period of time. Doing an injection every 2-3 months, (which is common practice these days), has not been shown to have deleterious effects on articular cartilage.

Injecting the tendon insertion does not come close to the joint anyway.

Is there any studies on this that show non-deleterious changes in tendons vs. the deleterious synovium?
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