Glucocorticoids After Knee Injury May Prevent Osteoarthritis

ScienceDaily (2011-09-03)—Short-term treatment with glucocorticoids after joint injury, including knee injury, can reduce degenerative changes that could ultimately result in osteoarthritis. Scientists report their experiments show a short course of the glucocorticoid dexamethasone prevented loss of essential components as well as helped restore cartilage after joint injury, and thus may ward off development of osteoarthritis. Read more 

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