Findings presented at the Specialty Day meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine suggest that cortisone injections within six months prior to rotator cuff repair may be linked in increased risk of revision surgery. 

The researchers reviewed data on 4,959 arthroscopic primary rotator cuff repair patients, of whom 553 required reoperation within the following three years and of whom 392 were for a revision rotator cuff repair. They found that patients who received a cortisone injection in the six months before surgery had a significantly increased risk of revision cuff repair, while patients who received a cortisone injection in the period six to 12 months prior to surgery displayed no increased risk compared to those who had no injection. Learn more...

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