Surgical decompression versus local steroid injection in carpal tunnel syndrome: a one-year, prospective, randomized, open, controlled clinical trial.

@article{LyPen2005SurgicalDV,
  title={Surgical decompression versus local steroid injection in carpal tunnel syndrome: a one-year, prospective, randomized, open, controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Domingo Ly-Pen and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Andreu and G. Garcia de Blas and Alberto S{\'a}nchez-Olaso and Isabel Mill{\'a}n},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={612-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not been established. This study compared the effects of local steroid injection versus surgical decompression in new-onset CTS of at least 3 months' duration. METHODS In a 1-year, prospective, randomized, open, controlled clinical trial, we studied the effects of surgical decompression versus local steroid injection in 163 wrists with a clinical and neurophysiologic diagnosis of CTS. Clinical assessments were done at baseline… CONTINUE READING