Title

Efficacy of cortisone injection in treatment of trigger fingers and thumbs

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1989

Journal

Journal of Hand Surgery

Volume

14

Issue

4

DOI

10.1016/0363-5023(89)90199-8

Abstract

One hundred eight trigger fingers and thumbs in 74 consecutive patients were treated by injections of triamcinalone and followed for an average of 3 1 2 years. Minimum follow-up was 1 year. Eighty four percent of trigger fingers and 92% of trigger thumbs were cured with a single injection, and a repeat injection for treatment of recurrent symptoms raised these figures to 91% and 97%, respectively. All injections were done by one physician. There were no complications. We conclude that intrasynovial injection of a steroid compound is the appropriate initial treatment for trigger fingers and thumbs. © 1989.

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