Steroids used in orthopaedics are hormonal drugs used to suppress inflammation.

 

Types of steroids

There are two main groups of steroid - corticosteroids and anabolic steroids, and it is the corticosteroid group that is used to suppress inflammtion. Anabolic steroids are different from corticosteroids, and are used by athletes to build up muscle bulk.

Synonyms: 
corticosteroid
steroid

Interpretation by the Editor of a peer-reviewed article in the published medical literature.

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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