Treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture: Combined static and dynamic orthotic intervention compared with other therapy intervention: randomized controlled trial
Cantero-Téllez, Raquel, Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio I., & Cuadros-Romero, Miguel (2015) Treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture: Combined static and dynamic orthotic intervention compared with other therapy intervention: randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 40(5), pp. 951-955.
To test the effectiveness of static and dynamic orthoses using them as an exclusive treatment for proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion contracture compared with other hand therapy conservative treatments described in the literature.
60 patients who used orthoses were compared with a control group that received other hand therapy treatments. Clinical assessments were measured before the experiment and 3 months after and included active PIP joint extension and function.
A significant improvement in the extension active range of motion at the PIP joint in the second measurement was found in both groups, but it was significantly greater in the experimental group. Improvement in function (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand score) between the first and second assessment was similar in the control and experimental groups.
Using night progressive static and daily dynamic orthoses as an exclusive treatment during the proliferative phase led to significant improvements in the PIP joint active extension, but the improvement did not correlate with increased function as perceived by the patient.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 American Society for Surgery of the Hand|
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2015 06:24|
|Last Modified:||20 Sep 2015 21:27|
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