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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

Abstract

SOLOMONS, MW. Corticosteroid usage in hand and wrist surgery. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.2, pp.48-51. ISSN 2309-8309.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8309.

Hand and wrist surgery probably leads the other orthopaedic disciplines in corticosteroid usage. Despite widespread usage there still remains some scepticism among patients and surgeons about the 'poison 'of steroid injections. For various (often fiscal!) reasons patients are not offered cortisone injections as a simple, quick and effective conservative option to many common hand/wrist maladies.

Keywords : cortisone; corticosteroids; trigger finger; carpal tunnel; De Quervain's.

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