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ACE Report #7514
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Efficacy of conservative treatments for thumb base osteoarthritis


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Conservative treatment of thumb base osteoarthritis: a systematic review

J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jan;40(1):16-21.e1-6.

Contributing Authors: AJ Spaans LP van Minnen M Kon AH Schuurman AR Schreuders GM Vermeulen

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Synopsis

25 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of non-surgical treatments currently available for thumb base osteoarthritis. Treatments were assessed for impact on outcomes including thumb pain and function. The results of the included studies indicated that intra-articular hyaluronate injections reduced pain over lon...

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