Physical Therapy versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

US study (n=156) found physical therapy linked to larger reductions in WOMAC Index (range 0-240; higher scores indicate worse pain, function, stiffness) at 1 year vs. steroid injection (mean from 107.1 at baseline to 55.8 vs. 108.81 to 37.0, respectively, difference 18.8 points).


New England Journal of Medicine