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Aug 07, 2019 / Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology: Splinting After Intra-articular Injection

Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who were placed in a splint to encourage rest following intra-articular corticosteroid injection, or IACI, demonstrated no significant benefit against recurrent arthritis compared with those who were not given a splint, according to findings published in Pediatric Rheumatology.
Heather Benham, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, recently spoke with Healio Rheumatology about her research and if different post-care regimens impact the outcome of the injection.
“Steroid injections are an important part of the treatment regimen for JIA, especially those with oligoarticular JIA,” Benham says. “We don’t know if the post-care regimen impacts the outcome of the injection — response of the joint to the steroid — or the risk for adverse events — local dermal atrophy.”
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