Steroid Injections Help Athletes’ Injuries

Posted on February 14th, 2012 by

Until recently steroid injections had a history for being used to enhance the look and performance of desperate athletes trying to get an edge over their competitors. How can something with such a long history of criticism be used for good one may ask? "Our study showed an 89% success rate in athletes returning to play after suffering an injury during practice or a game," Aaron J. Krych, MD, from the Mayo Clinic's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was quoted as saying. "These injections are a safe initial therapy in athletes that do not have neurological deficits, allows them to participate effectively in physical therapy sooner, and can significantly reduce the time a player misses."

Ivanhoe, 02/13/2012

Tags: Aaron J. Krych, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, steroid injections

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