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Lidocane patch, injection for cts

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Srinivas Nalamachu, R S Crockett, Deepan Mathur
OBJECTIVES: A standard treatment option for mild-to-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a local injection of anesthetic-corticosteroid, but this can be painful and may cause complications. This pilot clinical trial was designed to compare the safety and efficacy of daily applications of the lidocaine patch 5% to that of a single injection of 0.5 cc lidocaine 1% plus methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol) 40 mg. METHODS: In this randomized, parallel-group, open-label, single-center, active-controlled, prospective pilot study, participants aged 18-75 years with clinical/electrodiagnostic evidence of CTS were randomized to receive the lidocaine patch 5% or 1 injection of 0...
March 2006: Journal of Family Practice
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