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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/30030005/effectiveness-of-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-blocking-orthosis-vs-metacarpophalangeal-joint-blocking-orthosis-in-trigger-digit-management-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#1
Sing Hwee Teo, Dinnie Chen Li Ng, Yoko Kin Yoke Wong
STUDY DESIGN: Patients with Green's classification grade 2 or 3 A1-pulley trigger digit (TD) were recruited and randomized to receive the proximal interphalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (PIPJ-BO) or metacarpophalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (MCPJ-BO). INTRODUCTION: TD is a common hand condition that can affect one's performance in activities of daily living. Conservative management of TD involves prescription of orthoses to facilitate recovery. No studies have evaluated the effectiveness of PIPJ-BO, optimal orthosis wear regime, and other factors affecting orthotic effectiveness...
July 17, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025844/efficacy-of-orthotic-devices-for-increased-active-proximal-interphalangeal-extension-joint-range-of-motion-a-systematic-review
#2
Kristin Valdes, Jessica D Boyd, Scott B Povlak, Malgorzata A Szelwach
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To determine the efficacy of orthotic devices for increased active proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint range of motion and optimal wearing schedule of the devices to guide clinical practice. The secondary purpose is to capture the outcome measures used by the authors. The final purpose was to determine if recent studies addressed patient satisfaction and adherence in the orthotic management of a PIP joint injury...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025843/combined-effects-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-and-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-with-intensive-motor-training-immediately-after-injection-in-a-patient-with-chronic-stroke-a-case-report
#3
Yuichi Hirakawa, Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Kazuya Takeda, Tetsuya Ueda, Ikuo Motoya, Hiroaki Sakurai, Yoshikiyo Kanada, Nobutoshi Kawamura, Mami Kawamura, Junji Nagata, Tetsuo Kanno
STUDY DESIGN: Single case report. INTRODUCTION: A previous study clarified that spasticity and motor function were improved by combined treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX) injection and 1-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with intensive motor training at 4 weeks after injection. However, it is not clear whether 1-Hz rTMS with intensive motor training immediately after BTX injection also improves spasticity and motor function in stroke patients...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025842/short-functional-dynamic-orthosis-for-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-extension-deficit-crest-design
#4
Raquel Cantero-Téllez
This author provides instruction in the fabrication of a cost-effective dynamic proximal interphalangeal (PIP) extension orthosis. The device allows PIP flexion for activities of daily living and promotes PIP extension-Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, Practice Forum Editor.
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025841/the-validity-and-reliability-of-drgoniometer-a-smartphone-application-for-measuring-forearm-supination
#5
Susan Reid, Brigitte Egan
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement (reliability and validity) study. INTRODUCTION: Forearm supination is important in many daily activities and is thus measured by therapists and researchers usually with a universal goniometer. DrGoniometer, a SmartPhone application, has been validated for other joint angles in the body. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To establish the reliability and validity of DrGoniometer (CDM S.r.L, Cagliari, Italy) for measuring forearm supination in healthy populations and those with forearm fractures...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025840/response-letter-to-the-role-of-proprioception-of-lateral-elbow-tendinopathy
#6
LETTER
Ann M Lucado, Joshua Vincent, Joseph M Day
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025839/the-interaction-between-pain-and-movement
#7
Shannon L Merkle, Kathleen A Sluka, Laura A Frey-Law
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical commentary. INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Pain and movement are universally relevant phenomena that influence human experiences in readily observable ways. Improved understanding of pain-movement relationships can guide medical and rehabilitative approaches to recovery and decrease risk of dysfunctional long-term consequences of otherwise normal neuromuscular responses. Therefore, the overall intent of this article is to elucidate the relationships between pain and movement as they relate to clinical decision making...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025838/shape-texture-identification-sti-a-test-for-tactile-gnosis-concurrent-validity-of-sti-2
#8
Pär Linnertz, Johanna Prieto Ek, Birgitta Rosén
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: The shape-texture-identification (STI) test (Össur Nordic AB, Sweden) is used to evaluate one aspect of tactile gnosis in nerve disorders, and it has proven good methodological properties. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: A new version of the STI test was recently introduced-STI2 (www.sensory-test.com). The purpose of this study was to test the concurrent validity in STI2 . METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, this methodological study compared STI2 to the original version based on 2 cohorts; 1 including 20 persons (1 affected finger and corresponding finger on in opposite hand) with affected sensibility after hand injuries and 1 healthy group including 20 persons (digits II and V in both hands)...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30025837/user-perspectives-on-orthoses-for-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis
#9
Johann S Grüschke, Heleen A Reinders-Messelink, Anna E van der Vegt, Corry K van der Sluis
STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative and interpretive description. INTRODUCTION: Orthoses are often the first-choice treatment for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMCOA). It is unknown to what extent the orthoses are used in the way intended by health professionals and why patients continue using the orthoses despite minimal pain reduction. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study is to investigate user perspectives and experiences with 2 types of CMCOA orthoses...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017417/reliability-and-accuracy-of-the-brachial-plexus-neurodynamic-test
#10
Mark W Butler, Christos Karagiannopoulos, Mary Lou Galantino, M Alysia Mastrangelo
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. INTRODUCTION: The brachial plexus neurodynamic test (BPNT), based on previous neurodynamic tests, is considered a clinically meaningful tool to objectively assess brachial plexus extensibility. This novel test's psychometric properties have yet to be determined. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary study aim was to assess the inter- and intrarater reliability and accuracy of the BPNT, which biases the median nerve and brachial plexus, among clinicians of various professional experience levels and geographic US regions...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017416/anatomical-relationship-of-palmar-carpal-bone-landmarks-used-in-locating-the-lunate-and-capitate-during-palpation-a-cadaveric-investigation
#11
Ashley Davis, Mark P Wilhelm, Timothy J Pendergrass, Dawndra M Sechrist, Jean-Michel Brismée, Phillip S Sizer, Kerry K Gilbert
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive in situ cadaveric study. INTRODUCTION: Performing accurately directed examination and treatment to the wrist requires clinicians to orient to carpal bone structures. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the anatomical relationships that exist within the wrist-hand complex and identify the accuracy of surface anatomy mapping strategies for localizing anatomical landmarks using a palmar approach. METHODS: Twenty-three embalmed cadavers were dissected using standardized procedures...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017415/conservative-therapeutic-interventions-for-osteoarthritic-finger-joints-a-systematic-review
#12
Jeanine Beasley, LeeAnn Ward, Katie Knipper-Fisher, Katia Hughes, Dianna Lunsford, Claudia Leiras
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic and disabling disease causing pain and functional limitations in approximately 54%-67% of the adult population aged 55 years and older. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study is to evaluate the evidence supporting conservative therapeutic interventions for the treatment of OA finger joints. METHODS: Eighteen studies dated between 1979 and 2016 were identified meeting the inclusion criteria...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017414/effectiveness-of-virtual-reality-in-the-treatment-of-hand-function-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
#13
Chandrasekar Rathinam, Vikram Mohan, Janet Peirson, Jane Skinner, Kalidass Subash Nethaji, Isla Kuhn
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may have limited use of their hands for functional activities and for fine motor skills. Virtual reality (VR) is a relatively new and innovative approach to facilitate hand function in children with CP. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of VR as an intervention to improve hand function in children with CP compared to either conventional physiotherapy or other therapeutic interventions...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017413/a-systematic-review-of-the-benefits-of-occupation-based-intervention-for-patients-with-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-disorders
#14
Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, Saurabh P Mehta
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of intervention studies (level 3a). INTRODUCTION: Occupation-based intervention (OBI) uses daily activities as a treatment modality. Its growing use with patients diagnosed with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UE MSK) has driven interest in its supporting body of evidence. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to locate, appraise, and summarize current evidence of the effectiveness of OBI in treating patients with UE MSK...
July 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017418/self-measured-wrist-range-of-motion-by-wrist-injured-and-wrist-healthy-study-participants-using-a-built-in-iphone-feature-as-compared-with-a-universal-goniometer
#15
Jacob Modest, Brian Clair, Robin DeMasi, Stacy Meulenaere, Anthony Howley, Michelle Aubin, Marci Jones
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort. INTRODUCTION: Smartphone gyroscope and goniometer applications have been shown to be a reliable way to measure wrist ROM when used by researchers or trained staff. If wrist-injured patients could reliably measure their own ROM, rehabilitation efforts could be more effectively tailored. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To assess agreement of self-measured ROM by wrist-injured and wrist-healthy study participants using a built-in iPhone 5 level feature as compared to researcher-measured ROM using a universal goniometer (UG)...
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017412/a-novel-staged-wrist-sensorimotor-rehabilitation-program-for-a-patient-with-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-injury-a-case-report
#16
Zhiqing Chen
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. INTRODUCTION: Studies have highlighted the sensory innervations and stabilizing role of forearm muscles on wrist joint and implications to wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation. This case explored the novel incorporation of dart-throwing motion and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To describe and evaluate a staged wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation program for a patient with triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury...
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017411/linking-hand-therapy-outcome-measures-used-after-carpal-tunnel-release-to-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-a-systematic-review
#17
Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Nancy Naughton, Lori Algar, Kristin Valdes
INTRODUCTION: The goal of hand therapy after carpal tunnel release (CTR) is restoration of function. Outcome assessment tools that cover the concepts contained in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a framework for describing functioning and disability, are appropriate for hand therapy treatment of this diagnosis. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To identify and review outcome measures used in studies on rehabilitation after CTR and link these to the concepts contained in the ICF...
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017410/the-role-of-proprioception-in-the-management-of-lateral-elbow-tendinopathy
#18
LETTER
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017409/outcomes-and-indications-for-early-hand-therapy-after-multiple-concomitant-elective-hand-procedures
#19
Amber M Parker, Mark Greyson, Matthew L Iorio
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. INTRODUCTION: Trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery are common, but not without complications including pain and edema, which are treated with hand therapy (HT). There are limited data for the outcomes of multiple trigger finger releases (MTFRs) or combined trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery and the subsequent need for HT. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Based on our hypothesis that patients with more than 1 procedure may benefit from an early HT visit, we performed this study to compare the frequency of HT orders after single trigger finger releases (STFRs) and MTFRs and determine the reasoning for variation in the rate of HT orders after releases...
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30017408/evaluation-of-written-and-video-education-tools-after-mallet-finger-injury
#20
Christine B Novak, Lonita Mak, Mary Chang
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION: Successful nonoperative treatment of mallet finger injuries requires compliance to prolonged immobilization and understandable educational materials. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study evaluated the use of written and online video education tools after mallet finger injury. METHODS: After ethics board approval and informed consent, adults with an acute mallet finger injury referred to hand therapy were included...
July 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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