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.

Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Dr Ramneek Mahajan is Obtained medical degree from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1997 Completed a Post-Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 2003 and his advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in Singapore, Germany & Australia. Worked extensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Took up the public position as Head of Orthopaedics at the Nova Specialty Hospital, Kailash Colony from 2010 to 2014. Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Fortis Hospital from 2009 to 2014.

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