Cortisone and Revision Shoulder Surgery

Cortisone and Revision Shoulder Surgery
Preoperative Shoulder Cortisone Injections Result in An Increased Risk Of Subsequent Revision Rotator Cuff Repair. IE cortisone shots worsen surgical results

I write frequently of the deleterious effects of cortisone. Now this study from Sophia a Traven et al from the medical university of South Carolina shows another risk. The risk of repeat surgery was worse the closer the injection was to the surgery. This again points out the downside of using cortisone as a pre-surgical form of “conservative” treatment and further validates my own decision making process in not doing so.

Cortisone and Revision Shoulder Surgery

  • American Academy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Academy
  • International Cartilage Repair Society