Timing of Steroid Shots Before Rotator Cuff Surgery Affects Infection Risk

Timing of Steroid Shots Before Rotator Cuff Surgery Affects Infection Risk

For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Source: Medical Xpress

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