Stem Cell Jacksonville Kevin M. Kaplan, MD
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI)

Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Source: Medical Xpress