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ACE Report #8461
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Efficacy of hyaluronic acid versus steroid injection for patients with trigger finger


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasound-Guided Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Trigger Finger: A Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Dec;96(12):2120-7

Contributing Authors: DH Liu MW Tsai SH Lin CL Chou JW Chiu CC Chiang CL Kao

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Synopsis

36 patients (39 digits) with trigger finger were randomized to receive ultrasound-guided (UG) hyaluronic acid (HA) injection therapy or standard UG steroid injection therapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical effects of HA therapy by means of measuring Quinnell trigger finger scale score, pain, active motion and grip strength when compared to steroid therapy. Results demonstrat...

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