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Intra-articular injections for musculoskeletal pain in a cancer rehabilitation clinic: A cross-sectional study


1 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, A.C.Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2 Rehabilitation Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Victor F Leite,
A.C.Camargo Cancer Center, Rua Professor Antônio Prudente, 211, Liberdade, São Paulo, SP
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jisprm.jisprm_15_20

Objective: The objective of this study is to describe the individuals that undergo intraarticular injections for musculoskeletal pain in a cancer rehabilitation clinic, as well as the safety of those procedures. Materials and Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study from July 2017 to May 2018. Results: We included 157 individuals in the study. Participants underwent a total of 546 injections, with a median of two injections per individuals. Osteoarthritis was the most common indication for injections (82.1%). Most injections were guided by ultrasound (62.2%). There were six AEs in our study: four procedure-related, none serious. Conclusions: Intraarticular injections were safe in the short-term in this population.


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