Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:683–686 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1568-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE A cost analysis of the establishment of a dedicated orthopaedic outpatient injection clinic at a single institution 1 1 1 1 • • • M. Curtin S. C. O’Neill P. Keogh P. Kenny Received: 5 July 2016 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published online: 4 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Introduction Introduction Traditionally orthopaedic injections were performed in a theatre setting. A dedicated outpatient Intraarticular corticosteroid injections can be considered as injection clinic was established at our institution to attempt an adjunct to core treatment for short term reduction of to provide injections more cost effectively. Our aim was to moderate to severe pain in people with osteoarthritis. Glu- perform a cost analysis of orthopaedic injections performed cocorticoid and local anaesthetic injections are widely used in theatre, compared to those performed in a dedicated by orthopaedic surgeons in the treatment of inﬂammatory OPD injection clinic. and degenerative conditions . Randomized controlled Methods Patient data for all orthopaedic injections per- trials have demonstrated that intraarticular injection of cor- formed at a single institution from 2013 to 2014 was ticosteroids are effective in the treatment
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