Medium-term outcome following intra-articular corticosteroid injection in first CMC joint arthritis using fluoroscopy.

@article{Maarse2009MediumtermOF,
  title={Medium-term outcome following intra-articular corticosteroid injection in first CMC joint arthritis using fluoroscopy.},
  author={Wies Maarse and Adam C Watts and Gregory Ian Bain},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 2-3},
  pages={99-104}
}
First carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis (1(st) CMCJ OA) is a common condition with variable results reported from local corticosteroid injection. This study aims to explore the medium-term outcome with respect to pain relief, patient satisfaction and the need for subsequent surgical intervention. A prospective review was performed of patients undergoing fluoroscopically guided corticosteroid injection by one surgeon, with postal questionnaires for medium-term follow-up. Forty-one patients… CONTINUE READING