Intralesional steroid and ultrasound therapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Authors

  • Md. Israt Hasan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Syed Mozaffar Ahmed Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v12i4.44051

Keywords:

Carpal tunnel syndrome, Steroid therapy, Ultrasound

Abstract

The study aimed to compare the effects of intralesional steroid injection and ultrasound therapy for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. A total 130 patients divided into 2 groups: a) One group (n=65) received intralesional corticosteroid injection along with wrist splint, exercise, naproxen sodium 500 mg tablet and omeprazole 20 mg capsule twice daily for 2 weeks; b) Another group received (n=65) ultrasound therapy (10 min/day, 3 days/week for 4 weeks) along with  Wrist splint for 4 weeks, exercises for 4 weeks, naproxen sodium 500 mg tablet and omeprazole 20 mg capsule twice daily for 2 weeks. The patients were followed-up 2 weekly for 4 weeks. The visual analogue score, symptom severity scores and functional status scores were significantly improved within each group at week 2 (p<0.05) and week 4 (p<0.05) except for the symptom severity score at (p>0.05). The improvement in symptom severity scores and functional status scores in the intralesional steroid group was more than in the ultrasound therapy group after 4 weeks.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
768
Download
456 Read
59

Author Biography

Md. Israt Hasan, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Published

2019-12-23

How to Cite

Hasan, M. I., & Ahmed, S. M. (2019). Intralesional steroid and ultrasound therapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 12(4), 177–181. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v12i4.44051

Issue

Section

Original Articles