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ACE Report #3283
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

NSAID vs. steroid injection: equally effective in treating trigger digit at 3 months


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Steroid Injection versus NSAID Injection for Trigger Finger: A Comparative Study of Early Outcomes

J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jul;37(7):1319-23

Contributing Authors: H Shakeel TS Ahmad

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Synopsis

110 patients, with or without diabetes, presenting with trigger digits were randomized to either receive treatment with a NSAID injection or corticosteroid injection. The results indicate that, although the corticosteroid injection provided patients with faster relief, at 3 months there was no significant difference between the two treatment groups. As well, there was no difference in diabetic and...

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