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ACE Report #9388
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Evaluating corticosteroid injections for extensor carpi radialis brevis enthesopathy


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Corticosteroid Injection for Enthesopathy of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Origin

J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Oct;41(10):988-998

Contributing Authors: FM Claessen BA Heesters JJ Chan AR Kachooei D Ring

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Synopsis

Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin. Included RCTs featured local anesthetic or placebo saline injections as a control. Results demonstrated significantly lower pain at 1 month with corticosteroid versus control injections, but no sig...

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