Tenotomy and open surgery more effective for trigger finger compared to corticosteroid
Treatment of trigger finger: randomized clinical trial comparing the methods of corticosteroid injection, percutaneous release and open surgeryRheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Jan;51(1):93-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker315. Epub 2011 Oct 29
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Dr. Sato discusses the comparative efficacy of corticosteroid injections, percutaneous release and open surgery.
137 patients with Quinnell type II-IV trigger fingers were randomized to receive corticosteroid (CS) injection, tenotomy, or open surgery to determine which method was more effective in treatment of trigger finger. Relapse and failure to cure trigger finger were recorded over 6 months post treatment, along with pain, active movement and complications experienced. The results demonstrated that pati...
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