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Glucocorticoid injection therapy 

Glucocorticoid injection therapy
Glucocorticoid injection therapy

Gavin Clunie

, Nick Wilkinson

, Elena Nikiphorou

, and Deepak R. Jadon

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date: 06 May 2021

The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition, includes a chapter on glucocorticoid (‘steroid’) injection therapy. Soft tissue, tendon sheath, tendon insertion (enthesis), and joint injections are commonly carried out by rheumatologists in outpatient clinics. The chapter outlines the principles of injection techniques referring to the utility of both image-guided and non-imaging-guided injection procedures and cross-refers to line drawings of joint and tendons elsewhere in the book. The chapter focuses also on the use of injections in the context of managing specific disorders such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and greater trochanter pain syndrome, thus placing injection therapy in the context of alternatively available therapies.

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