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ACE Report #5221
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Percutaneous release, open surgery, or corticosteroid injection for trigger digit


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

Percutaneous release, open surgery, or corticosteroid injection, which is the best treatment method for trigger digits?

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun;471(6):1879-86. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2716-6. Epub 2012 Dec 4.

Contributing Authors: J Wang JG Zhao CC Liang

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Synopsis

7 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) (676 patients) were selected to compare percutaneous release to open surgery or corticosteroid injections, in the treatment of patients with trigger digits. No differences were seen in failure rates and complication frequencies between percutaneous release and open surgery. Compared to corticosteroid injections, patients with percutaneous release had fewer fai...

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