Steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome

J Hand Surg Br. 1996 Jun;21(3):355-7. doi: 10.1016/s0266-7681(05)80202-5.

Abstract

We studied the medium- to long-term results of steroid injection into the carpal tunnel of women with the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Of 45 hands, only 11 had lasting relief of symptoms and 22 had no relief whatsoever. There was no correlation of the typical signs and symptoms of CTS with outcome. Other series have offered various predictive factors for the outcome of injection but we found little or no correlation between these factors and outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / administration & dosage
  • Hydrocortisone / therapeutic use*
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Lidocaine / administration & dosage
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Lidocaine
  • Hydrocortisone