Dextrose vs corticosteroid for management of first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis
Hypertonic dextrose versus corticosteroid local injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the first carpometacarpal joint: a double-blind randomized clinical trialJ Orthop Sci. 2014 Sep;19(5):737-43.
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60 patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint were randomly allocated to receive 3 monthly injections of dextrose or a single corticosteroid injection after 2 monthly placebo injections. The purpose of this study was to determine which treatment improves symptoms and restores function more effectively up to 6 months post-intervention. Dextrose achieved greater pain r...
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