Steroid Injection Within 1 Year of Rotator Cuff Repair Increases Chance of Failure and Need For Revision

Steroid injections (i.e. cortisone) are designed to remedy inflammation. They have been used to “treat” joint/tendon/ligament pain for decades. Only recently have the damaging effects been investigated and confirmed. When steroids are given around knee (patellar and quadriceps tendons), ankle (Achilles tendons) and hand (flexor tendons), reports of tendon ruptures are well known. Data shows