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Comparison Between Percutaneous Release and Corticosteroid Injection in the Management of Trigger Digits


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1 Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Department of Dermatology, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi, India
     

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Trigger finger is basically caused by the mismatch between the volume of the flexor tendon sheath and its contents resulting in a narrowed tunnel for tendon excursion. Treatment modalities includes conservative management and Surgical management (open or percutaneous Al pulley release). To compare clinical and functional outcome of percutaneous release and corticosteroid injection in management of trigger digits. Inclusion criteria- Adults aged more than 18 years with Qumnell grade I III. Sixty patients were divided into two groups, Group 1 (n = 30) treated with percutaneous release and Group 2 (n = 30) treated with percutaneous triamcinolone injections. Mean age of patients in group 1 was 43.83 years and in group 2 was 41.87 years. Thumb was the most commonly affected digit and little finger, the least commonly affected digit. Significant improvement (p value <0.001) in the VAS score was seen in group 1 when compared with group 2 from 1st week of follow up till the end of the study. Percutaneous release was found superior to Corticosteroid group regards of VAS score, Roles and Maudsley score and residual triggering.

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Percutaneous Release, Corticosteroid Injection, Trigger Digit.
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Authors

Mahashankar Yadav
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Dhruv Sharma
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Kuljit Kumar
Department of Orthopaedics, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Neha Yadav
Department of Dermatology, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi, India

Abstract


Trigger finger is basically caused by the mismatch between the volume of the flexor tendon sheath and its contents resulting in a narrowed tunnel for tendon excursion. Treatment modalities includes conservative management and Surgical management (open or percutaneous Al pulley release). To compare clinical and functional outcome of percutaneous release and corticosteroid injection in management of trigger digits. Inclusion criteria- Adults aged more than 18 years with Qumnell grade I III. Sixty patients were divided into two groups, Group 1 (n = 30) treated with percutaneous release and Group 2 (n = 30) treated with percutaneous triamcinolone injections. Mean age of patients in group 1 was 43.83 years and in group 2 was 41.87 years. Thumb was the most commonly affected digit and little finger, the least commonly affected digit. Significant improvement (p value <0.001) in the VAS score was seen in group 1 when compared with group 2 from 1st week of follow up till the end of the study. Percutaneous release was found superior to Corticosteroid group regards of VAS score, Roles and Maudsley score and residual triggering.

Keywords


Percutaneous Release, Corticosteroid Injection, Trigger Digit.