Steroid versus placebo injection for trigger finger.

@article{Murphy1995SteroidVP,
  title={Steroid versus placebo injection for trigger finger.},
  author={Dean Murphy and Joseph M. Failla and Mark P. Koniuch},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          628-31
        }
}
The ability of a single injection of steroid and lidocaine to bring about cure of primary trigger finger was determined and compared with a control placebo injection of only lidocaine. Twenty-four patients were randomized to the therapeutic or control group and were followed prospectively. One physician administered the injection, another the clinical examination after injection, and a third evaluated the results blindly. Patients were not told to which group they were assigned. Nine of the 14… CONTINUE READING
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