Table 3

Range of movement after corticosteroid hip injection

ROM after corticosteroid hip injection mean degrees (SD)
0 weeks 2 weeks 12 weeks 26 weeks
Internal rotation17 (14)27 (20)** 23 (18)22 (18)
External rotation43 (18)43 (18)42 (18)45 (18)
Flexion78 (21)82 (25)78 (25)77 (19)
Abduction24 (11)25 (10)24 (10)24 (10)
  • The values are means (SD) in degrees. There was no change in extension or leg length; ROM for the non-injected hip did not change significantly (data not shown). ** = p<0.01 (paired ttest).