Open Surgery Versus Corticosteroid Injections in Treatment of Trigger Finger

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeppe Lange, MD, Regionshospitalet Silkeborg

December 1, 2011
December 6, 2011
October 28, 2015
January 2012
October 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Quinell grade [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Dicotomized outcome defined as +/- failure. Failure defined as Quinell grade equal to or above IIb.

Quinell grade defined as: I Normal movement, IIa normal movement with pain/tenderness to A1-pulley, IIb anamnestic triggering but not evident at clinical exam, III triggering without locking, IV triggering with locking but actively correctable, V Locked digit, passive correctable only.

Same as current
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  • Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Pain following either procedure measured by NRS (score 0-10, 10 is severe pain)
  • infection [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Infection occurence following either procedure
Same as current
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Open Surgery Versus Corticosteroid Injections in Treatment of Trigger Finger
Open Surgery Versus Ultrasound Guided Local Corticosteroid Injections in Treatment of Trigger Finger - a Randomized Controlled Trial.
The purpose of the study is to investigate which strategy is superior in trigger finger Quinell grade IIb-V; conventional open surgery or ultrasound guided corticosteroid injections.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Trigger Finger
  • Procedure: Corticosteroid injections
    Corticosteroid injections in and around A1-pulley.
  • Procedure: Open surgery
    Open A1-pulley release
  • Active Comparator: Open surgery
    Intervention: Procedure: Open surgery
  • Active Comparator: Corticosteroid Injection
    Intervention: Procedure: Corticosteroid injections
Hansen RL, Lange J. Surgery versus ultrasound-guided steroid injections for trigger finger disease: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Dan Med J. 2013 May;60(5):A4633.

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Same as current
October 2015
October 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Trigger finger Quinell grade IIb-V in digit I-V

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Former treatment of Trigger finger in affected digit
  • Dupuytrens contracture in affected digit
  • Allergies or intolerance to used medications
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • Amyloidosis
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis
  • Already included in study with another digit
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Jeppe Lange, MD, Regionshospitalet Silkeborg
Jeppe Lange, MD
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Study Director: Jeppe Lange, M.D. Center for Planned Surgery - Regionalhospital Silkeborg
Regionshospitalet Silkeborg
October 2015

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