oa South African Medical Journal - The use of hydrocortisone acetate by intra-articular injection for a variety of orthopaedic conditions



1. Hydrocortisone has only been tried for 4 months in South Africa, but experience seems to indicate thar it will be exceedingly helpful in several conditions. 2. It is not a permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis or osteo-arthritis, but it is capable of relieving pain and discomfort temporarily, thus allowing a programme of muscle and joint re-education to be instituted. 3. Intra-articular injections must be performed under strict aseptic precautions.


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