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Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454773/efficacy-of-3-therapeutic-taping-configurations-for-children-with-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Stephanie A Russo, Dan A Zlotolow, Ross S Chafetz, Luisa M Rodriguez, Devin Kelly, Holly Linamen, James G Richards, John D Lubahn, Scott H Kozin
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Scapular winging is a frequent complaint among children with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP). Therapeutic taping for scapular stabilization has been reported to decrease scapular winging. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to determine which therapeutic taping construct was most effective for children with BPBP. METHODS: Twenty-eight children with BPBP participated in motion capture assessment with 4 taping conditions: (1) no tape, (2) facilitation of rhomboid major and rhomboid minor, (3) facilitation of middle and lower trapezius, and (4) facilitation of rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, and middle and lower trapezius (combination of both 2 and 3, referred to as combined taping)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454772/effects-of-client-centered-multimodal-treatment-on-impairment-function-and-satisfaction-of-people-with-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis
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Barbara Shankland, Dorcas Beaton, Sara Ahmed, Bernadette Nedelec
STUDY DESIGN: Prepost design. INTRODUCTION: Previous research regarding the non-surgical treatment of thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis has been based on protocol driven research designs that primarily examined impairment level changes. Exploration is therefore needed to determine the benefits of individually prescribed orthoses, joint protection and assistive device education programs that are based on the activities the person needs to regularly perform...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438435/postoperative-treatment-of-metacarpal-fractures-classical-physical-therapy-compared-with-a-home-exercise-program
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Joachim Gülke, Barbara Leopold, Daniel Grözinger, Björn Drews, Stephan Paschke, Nikolaus J Wachter
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Is either a home exercise (HE) program or traditional physical therapy (PT) more effective in the postoperative management of metacarpal fractures? METHODS: Sixty patients suffering from nonthumb metacarpal fractures who received mobilization-stable open reduction and internal fixation were included. All patients were prospectively randomized into either the PT group or the HE group...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400179/the-optimal-orthosis-and-motion-protocol-for-extensor-tendon-injury-in-zones-iv-viii-a-systematic-review
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Alison L Wong, Madeline Wilson, Sakina Girnary, Matthew Nojoomi, Soumyadipta Acharya, Scott M Paul
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review INTRODUCTION: There exist numerous combinations of orthoses and motion protocols for the treatment of proximal extensor tendon injuries. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal combination of motion protocol and orthotic treatment for the rehabilitation of proximal extensor tendon injuries (zones IV-VIII). METHODS: A systematic review of English language randomized clinical trials and cohort studies investigating extensor tendon rehabilitation from 1960 to 2016 was conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, CINAHL, PEDro, and OTseeker...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389133/feasibility-study-effect-of-hand-resistance-exercise-on-handwriting-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-essential-tremor
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Mon S Bryant, Craig D Workman, Fariha Jamal, Hao Meng, George R Jackson
STUDY DESIGN: A single group, repeated measures design was used. INTRODUCTION: Tremor can lead to impaired hand function in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET). Difficulty with handwriting is a common complaint in these patients suffering from hand tremors. The effect of hand resistance exercise on handwriting is unknown. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To explore the influence of 6 weeks of home-based hand resistance exercise on handwriting in individuals with PD and ET...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389132/the-reliability-and-measurement-error-of-protractor-based-goniometry-of-the-fingers-a-systematic-review
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Yara E van Kooij, Alexandra Fink, Maria W Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Caroline M Speksnijder
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose was to review the available literature for evidence on the reliability and measurement error of protractor-based goniometry assessment of the finger joints. METHODS: Databases were searched for articles with key words "hand," "goniometry," "reliability," and derivatives of these terms. Assessment of the methodological quality was carried out using the Consensus-Based Standards for the Selection of Health Measurement Instruments checklist...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343853/factors-influencing-functional-outcome-of-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-collateral-ligament-injury-when-treated-with-buddy-strapping-and-exercise
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Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jae Yun Go, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: This study evaluates the factors influencing treatment outcomes of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint collateral ligament injuries when treated with buddy strapping. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients treated with buddy strapping for a PIP joint injury were enrolled. The finger range of motion (ROM), grip strength, and a Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) score were assessed at 3 and 6 months after the initial injury...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343852/hand-grip-strength-and-dexterity-function-in-children-aged-6-12-years-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammed T A Omar, Ahmad H Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Shaheerah Al Baker
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional and clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION: Assessment of hand function considers an essential part in clinical practice. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To develop normative values of hand grip strength and dexterity function for 6-12-year-old children in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Grip strength and dexterity function was measured in 525 children using Grip Track hand dynamometer (JTECH Medical, Midvale, UT, USA) and 9-hole pegboard test respectively...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343851/somatosensory-rehabilitation-for-allodynia-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-of-the-upper-limb-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tara L Packham, Claude J Spicher, Joy C MacDermid, Susan Michlovitz, D Norman Buckley
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. INTRODUCTION: Somatosensory rehabilitation is a standardized method of evaluation and conservative treatment of painful disorders of vibrotactile sensation, including the mechanical allodynia and burning pain of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of somatosensory rehabilitation for reducing allodynia in persons with CRPS of 1 upper limb in a retrospective consecutive cohort of patients...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342739/supervised-physical-therapy-vs-home-exercise-program-for-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-single-blind-randomized-clinical-study
#10
Héctor Gutiérrez-Espinoza, David Rubio-Oyarzún, Cristian Olguín-Huerta, Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Monclus, Sebastian Pinto-Concha, Gonzalo Gana-Hervias
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical study. INTRODUCTION: Supervised physical therapy (PT) and home exercise programs (HEPs) are frequently used in the rehabilitation of patients with distal radius fracture (DRF). However, there is no consensus as to whether unsupervised HEP provides comparable benefits to those achieved by supervised PT. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To compare the improvements in pain and functional status between a supervised PT program and unsupervised HEP in DRF patients older than 60 years...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341325/relevance-of-grasp-types-to-assess-functionality-for-personal-autonomy
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Verónica Gracia-Ibáñez, Joaquin L Sancho-Bru, Margarita Vergara
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional research design. INTRODUCTION: Current assessment of hand function is not focused on evaluating the real abilities required for autonomy. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To quantify the relevance of grasp types for autonomy to guide hand recovery and its assessment. METHODS: Representative tasks of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health activities in which the hands are directly involved were recorded...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341324/the-suitcase-packing-activity-a-new-evaluation-of-hand-function
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Matthew L Baumann, Jill M Cancio, Kathleen E Yancosek
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, repeated-measures study. INTRODUCTION: Understanding individual hand function can assist therapists with the process of determining relevant treatment approaches and realistic therapeutic outcomes. At this point in time, a composite test that assesses both unilateral and bimanual hand function in relation to a functional activity is not available. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To establish the reliability and validity of the suitcase packing activity (SPA)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341323/experts-perspective-on-a-definition-for-delayed-return-to-work-after-surgery-for-nontraumatic-upper-extremity-disorders-recommendations-and-implications
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Susan E Peters, Michel W Coppieters, Mark Ross, Venerina Johnston
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: A delayed return to work (RTW) is often associated with poorer outcomes after a workplace injury but is ill defined. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To define delayed RTW after surgery for nontraumatic upper extremity conditions. METHODS: Experts were consulted to define delayed RTW and whether a universal time point can determine the transition from early to delayed RTW. RESULTS: Forty-two experts defined a delayed RTW as either a worker not returning to preinjury (or similar) work within the expected time frame (45%); not returning to any type of work (36%); or recovering slower than expected (12%)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336243/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-workers-experience-with-functional-impairment-and-disability
#14
Midori Handford, Kiera Lepine, Kristina Boccia, Francesca Ruddick, Darya Alyeksyeyeva, Aaron Thompson, D Linn Holness, Sharon Switzer-McIntyre
STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative and descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a prevalent disease in Canada. There is little work on the perspectives of HAVS patients. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Explore perceptions of disability and functional compromise in patients with HAVS. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with HAVS patients and analysed using content analysis. RESULTS: The 11 participants reported numbness, pain, and reduced dexterity, strength, and sensation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285837/the-effect-of-shoulder-position-on-inferior-glenohumeral-mobilization
#15
Dexter W Witt, Nancy R Talbott
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Inferior mobilizations are used to treat patients with shoulder dysfunctions. Common positions recommended for promoting an inferior glide include: (1) an open-packed position (OPP) in which the shoulder is in 55° of abduction, 30° of horizontal adduction, and no rotation; (2) neutral position (NP) of the shoulder; and (3) position of 90° of shoulder abduction (ABDP). Studies comparing the impact of position on inferior mobilization are lacking...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285836/hand-therapists-report-perceived-differences-in-patient-referrals-from-hand-surgeons-vs-other-referral-sources-a-survey-study
#16
Kristin Valdes, Mike Szekeres, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive research. INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Survey research was performed to determine if there is a perceived difference in outcomes of patients referred to hand therapy from specialized hand surgeons vs nonspecialized physicians. METHODS: The survey was administered to members of the American Society of Hand Therapists through an electronic mailing. RESULTS: A total of 744 American Society of Hand Therapists members responded to the survey...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279625/upper-limb-functional-capacity-of-working-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-hands-a-cross-sectional-study
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Stefaan Vansteenkiste, Michiel F Reneman, Pepijn J M van der Eerden, Remko Soer, Pieter U Dijkstra, Corry K van der Sluis
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the effects of osteoarthritis of the hands (OAH) on work ability in working patients with OAH. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The study aimed to analyze the differences in upper limb functional capacity (ULFC) between working patients with OAH and healthy workers and to evaluate variables associated with ULFC and with self-reported disability (SRD) in working patients with OAH...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256304/load-distribution-of-the-hand-during-cylinder-grip-analyzed-by-manugraphy
#18
Marion Mühldorfer-Fodor, Steffen Ziegler, Christoph Harms, Julia Neumann, Günther Kundt, Thomas Mittlmeier, Karl Josef Prommersberger
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement and basic research. INTRODUCTION: Manugraphy allows assessing dynamically all forces applied perpendicular to a cylinder surface by the whole contact area of the hand with a high spatial resolution. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To identify the physiological load distribution of the whole contact area of the hand during cylinder grip. METHODS: A sample of 152 healthy volunteers performed grip force tests with 3 cylinder sizes of the Manugraphy system (novel, Munich, Germany) on 3 different days...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256305/the-effects-of-kinesiotape-on-the-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Hassan Shakeri, Manijeh Soleimanifar, A M Arab, Shirin Hamneshin Behbahani
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. INTRODUCTION: KinesioTape (KT) is a noninvasive method to treat pain and muscular dysfunction. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of KT with and without tension on pain intensity, pain pressure threshold, grip strength and disability in individuals with lateral epicondylitis, and myofacial trigger points in forearm muscles. METHODS: Thirty women with lateral epicondylitis and myofacial trigger point in forearm muscles were randomly assigned to KT with tension and placebo (KT without tension)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237075/rasch-analysis-indicates-that-the-simple-shoulder-test-is-robust-but-minor-item-modifications-and-attention-to-gender-differences-should-be-considered
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Jayaprakash Raman, Joy C MacDermid, David Walton, George S Athwal
STUDY DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: Multiple studies have evaluated the psychometric properties of the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) through traditional methods supporting it as valid and reliable. Since the evidentiary pool supporting the use of the SST has only partially addressed key measurement properties and the development of SST pre-dates the common use of Rasch model, validation of SST has become a necessity to establish as a reliable and valid PRO for shoulder conditions...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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