Hypertonic dextrose versus corticosteroid local injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the first carpometacarpal joint: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.

@article{Jahangiri2014HypertonicDV,
  title={Hypertonic dextrose versus corticosteroid local injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the first carpometacarpal joint: a double-blind randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Azadeh Jahangiri and Farid Rezaiee Moghaddam and Sharif Najafi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={737-43}
}
PURPOSE To compare the advantages of prolotherapy in the treatment of first carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (OA) with those of corticosteroid local injection in the short and long term. METHODS We performed a randomized controlled trial from March 2010 to March 2011 in an outpatient clinic at a university hospital. Sixty participants (60 hands) with OA of the first carpometacarpal joint were assigned equally to two groups. For the corticosteroid group, after 2 monthly saline placebo injections… CONTINUE READING
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