Grand Rounds – Physical Therapy Versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Event Date & Time

October 13, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Video Conference

Event Details:


Osteoarthritis of the knee is a leading cause of disability and a common diagnosis in Primary Care.  This presentation will discuss a randomized clinical trial to determine the short-term and long-term effectiveness for relieving pain and improving physical function.  Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Palacios will discuss the use of Physical Therapy vs Glucocorticoid Injection for osteoarthritis of the knee in a primary care setting.


  1.   Identify the  prevalence of osteoarthritis of the knee.
  2.  Determine clinical significance in the use of Physical Therapy and Glucocorticoid injection for osteoarthritis.
  3.  Identify difference of short-term vs long-term effectives with the use of the individual modalities for treatment.

Financial Disclosures:

Mario Hernandez, MD, MPH and his faculty mentor Miguel Palacios, MD have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Mark Nadeau, MD, Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Gabriela Lopez, PsyD, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Yun Shi, MD, Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine  
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations. 


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

For activity related questions, please contact:

Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator


For CME general questions, please contact:

Ph: (210) 567-4445




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About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Mario Hernandez

Mario Hernandez, MD, MPH
PGY3 Resident
Family & Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio