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What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Won't work

While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome.
High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy.

In brief: Won't work

While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome.
High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

A chronic injury of the ucl ( atrophy due to disuse?) will not get better with a steroid injection, it may feel better transiently if the joint is irritated or a arthritic if arthritic, joint fusion is typically needed if non arthritic consider reconstruction http://www.
Assh.Org/public/pages/handsurgeons.Aspx.

In brief: Surgery

A chronic injury of the ucl ( atrophy due to disuse?) will not get better with a steroid injection, it may feel better transiently if the joint is irritated or a arthritic if arthritic, joint fusion is typically needed if non arthritic consider reconstruction http://www.
Assh.Org/public/pages/handsurgeons.Aspx.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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