Rotator Cuff Surgery in Patients Receiving Shoulder Injections
Animal studies support the notion that corticosteroid injections can lead to pathologic changes in tendon and collagen architecture. However, studies that examine clinically deleterious effects of injections in the rotator cuffs of humans are limited.
More than 390 patients required revision RCR within 3 years of the index procedure. Patients who received an injection in the 6 months preceding the index surgery were at a significantly higher risk of revision RCR than those who received an injection more than 6 months before surgery.