The study involved 140 middle-aged and older adults (average age 58) who had pain and inflammation, called synovitis, from knee osteoarthritis. They were randomly assigned to get an injection in their knee joint of a corticosteroid (triamcinolone) or a placebo (saline) every three months. All participants had MRI scans periodically to assess their knee structure and measure progression of the disease. After two years, there was essentially no difference in knee pain between those who had gotten steroid injections and those who had not; pain had declined slightly in both groups. However, loss of cartilage, indicating progression of the condition, was greater among those who had gotten the steroid injections.
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