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ACE Report #2755
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Triamcinolone has a rapid but short lasting effect in idiopathic trigger finger


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A prospective randomized controlled trial of injection of dexamethasone versus triamcinolone for idiopathic trigger finger

J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Apr;33(4):516-22; discussion 523-4.

Contributing Authors: D Ring S Lozano-Calderón R Shin P Bastian C Mudgal J Jupiter

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Synopsis

84 patients (>18 years) with idiopathic trigger finger were randomized to receive either dexamethasone or triamcinolone injection, to determine which treatment was better in resolving triggering symptoms. Although no statistically significant differences between the 2 treatments were seen at 3 months after injection, a trend was noticed suggesting that triamcinolone had a rapid but short lasting e...

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