Comparison of the efficacy of lidocaine and betamethasone dipropionate in carpal tunnel syndrome injection


Dernek B. , Aydin T. , KOSEOGLU P. K. , Kesiktas F. N. , YESILYURT T., Diracoglu D. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, cilt.30, ss.435-440, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3233/bmr-150477
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.435-440

Özet

BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a commonly seen peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. Corticosteroid injection within the carpal tunnel is among the conservative treatment options. The exact mechanism of action of steroids is not fully clear; decreased inflammation surrounding nerves or tendons is thought to be the main effect. Lidocaine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on certain cells (monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils etc.). The aim of this study is to evaulate the efficacy of lidocaine treatment as a alternative to corticosteroid treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome.