How effective is a steroid injection for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
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In treating patients with de Quervain's tenosynovitis, single or repeated steroid injections (without splinting) more effectively treat pain and functional limitation than splinting, steroid injection with splinting, or oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (SOR: B, based on systemic reviews of limited-quality studies.)
Evidence Based Practice 14(10): 10.