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dc.contributor.authorSwindells, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLogan, AJ
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, D
dc.contributor.authorChan, P
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Frank
dc.contributor.authorLindau, Tommy
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-25T15:50:05Z
dc.date.available2016-10-25T15:50:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-11
dc.identifier.citationAnn R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Nov;92(8):680-4. doi: 10.1308/003588410X12699663905078. Epub 2010 Jul 19.language
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/972
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) is a common condition causing significant disability. Conservative treatments include intra-articular steroid injections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This clinical, observational study prospectively reviewed the longevity of benefit of steroid injections into the TMJ. Eighty-three patients were recruited with a median age of 62 years and injected with steroid and local anaesthetic under radioscopic guidance. They were followed up until the analgesic effects ceased with a questionnaire including visual analogue scores. RESULTS: Two-thirds of patients were improved at 2 months, with nearly half having a 3-month improvement. One in six patients had a 6-month benefit, with some patients still improved 2 years after injection. Previously injected patients had a reduced duration of benefit compared to their previous injection. Severity of osteoarthritis did not affect the injection efficacy. CONCLUSIONS: Based on this study, we recommend steroid injections in all degrees of TMJ osteoarthritis.language
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dc.subjectTrapeziometacarpal Jointlanguage
dc.subjectOsteoarthritislanguage
dc.subjectSteroid Injectionslanguage
dc.titleThe benefit of radiologically-guided steroid injections for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.language
dc.typeArticlelanguage
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-03T10:31:33Z


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