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This article is one in a series of blog posts about the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Full Treatment Guideline for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 15 – The AAOS suggests intra-articular corticosteroidsfor short-term pain relief for patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.

The research team looked at three systematic reviews that conclude intra-articular corticosteroids are effective for relieving pain in the short term, (1-3 weeks).  When it comes to long-term pain relief the evidence suggests that corticosteroids have little benefit.