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ACE Report #9901
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Open release versus corticosteroid injection for treatment of trigger finger


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

Open Surgery Versus Ultrasound-Guided Corticosteroid Injection for Trigger Finger: A Randomized Controlled Trial With 1-Year Follow-up

J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May;42(5):359-366

Contributing Authors: J Lange RL Hansen M Søndergaard

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Synopsis

165 patients with trigger finger were randomized to open release of the A1 pulley or to treatment with a corticosteroid injection. Patients were assessed for reduction in Trigger Finger Score grade to either I or IIa, representing normal movement of the finger. Follow-up was performed at 3 and 12 months after treatment. At both 3 and 12 months, the open release group demonstrated a higher percenta...

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