Plenary Session 6: Debate

Pro vs. Con: Intra-Articular Steroid Joint Injection in OA

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Moderators: Ida Haugen & Ali Mobasheri

Steroid Intra Articular Joint Injection in OA: Pro vs. Con 
Margreet Kloppenburg (Pro) 

  • To understand the evidence of intra-articular steroid injections as pain relieving treatment
  • To understand the place of intra-articular steroid injections in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.

David Hunter (Con) 

  • Provide a debate that reflects the opposing perspectives as to whether the use of intra-articular steroids in osteoarthritis is harmful or helpful. 
  • This will include a presentation on the efficacy of these injections, potential risks, whether this is dose-related and what the opportunity cost might be.