What is the role of steroids in osteoarthritis knee?

What is the role of steroids in osteoarthritis knee?

In this video, Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, will talk on role of steroids in osteoarthritis knee. Generally, steroids are used at an early stage of inflammation. Steroids helps in reducing the inflammation. He will also talk on the disadvantages of steroids after injecting in the knee. It affects the cartilage and can lead to subchondral bone osteonecrosis. Hence, risk-benefit ratio has to be taken into consideration while injecting steroids in the knee.