TITLE

2010 - Review: Steroids, US, electromagnetic field therapy, and nocturnal splinting have moderate, short-term effectiveness for the carpal tunnel syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Willett, Laura Rees
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;12/21/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 6, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study evaluating the effectiveness of nonsurgical interventions such as oral steroids, steroid injections, electromagnetic field therapy, and nocturnal splinting, for the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study found that nonsurgical interventions had at least moderate evidence of effectiveness for treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome in the short-term. The study suggests that lack of good evidence of effectiveness is not evidence of ineffectiveness.
ACCESSION #
63022518

 

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