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ACE Report #8678
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AAOS 2016: Non-particulate and particulate steroids equally effective for radiculopathy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Are Non-Particulate Steroids Less Effective than Particulate Steroid for Cervical & Lumbar Radiculopathy?

Contributing Authors: NS Harshavardhana AA Mehbod EE Transfeldt

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4 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of particulate steroids and non-particulate steroids in transforaminal epidural injections in patients with cervical/lumbar radiculopathy. Pooled results indicated no significant differences in the number of patients who demonstrated a 50% reduction in symptoms and change in pain from pre- to post-inj...

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