SA Orthopaedic Journal
versión On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versión impresa ISSN 1681-150X
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.
Palabras clave : cortisone; corticosteroids; trigger finger; carpal tunnel; De Quervain's.