Corticosteroid injection in diabetic patients with trigger finger. A prospective, randomized, controlled double-blinded study.

@article{Baumgarten2007CorticosteroidII,
  title={Corticosteroid injection in diabetic patients with trigger finger. A prospective, randomized, controlled double-blinded study.},
  author={Keith M. Baumgarten and David J Gerlach and Martin Israel Boyer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={2604-11}
}
BACKGROUND It is generally accepted that the initial treatment for trigger finger is injection of corticosteroid into the flexor tendon sheath. In this study, the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for the treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus was evaluated in a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blinded fashion and the efficacy in nondiabetic patients was evaluated in a prospective, unblinded fashion. METHODS Thirty diabetic patients (thirty-five digits… CONTINUE READING

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