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ACE Report #11669
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

No significant difference between ultrasound and landmark guided corticosteroid injections for CTS


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Versus Landmark-Based Corticosteroid Injection for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Prospective Randomized Trial

J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Apr;44(4):304-310.

Contributing Authors: YH Roh GH Baek HS Gong K Hwangbo

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Synopsis

102 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive either an ultrasound-guided or landmark-based corticosteroid injection. Outcomes of interest included the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) Symptom and Function scores, grip strength, rate of surgical treatment following injection, and adverse events. Follow up was performed at 4, 12 and 24 weeks. The results of the study ...

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