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Methylprednisolone injections for the carpal tunnel syndrome

by jmiller on September 19, 2013

 Despite the significant benefit from the steroid injection, nearly 3/4 of the 80 mg methylprednisolone group did ultimately have surgery. Nonetheless, for clinicians counseling their patients with persistent carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, this trial demonstrates that in addition to providing short-term symptom relief, the injection may result in avoiding surgery in a sizable minority of patients.(Arch Intern Med, Sept 3) Click here to read full text.

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