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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/28527751/hand-strengthening-exercises-in-chronic-stroke-patients-dose-response-evaluation-using-electromyography
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Jonas Vinstrup, Joaquin Calatayud, Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Jørgen R Jørgensen, Jose Casaña, Lars L Andersen
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study evaluates finger flexion and extension strengthening exercises using elastic resistance in chronic stroke patients. METHODS: Eighteen stroke patients (mean age: 56.8 ± 7.6 years) with hemiparesis performed 3 consecutive repetitions of finger flexion and extension, using 3 different elastic resistance levels (easy, moderate, and hard). Surface electromyography was recorded from the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and extensor digitorum (ED) muscles and normalized to the maximal electromyography of the non-paretic arm...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502699/supraspinatus-tendon-micromorphology-in-individuals-with-subacromial-pain-syndrome
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Federico Pozzi, Amee L Seitz, Hillary A Plummer, Kira Chow, Gregory R Bashford, Lori A Michener
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort. INTRODUCTION: Tendon collagen organization can be estimated by peak spatial frequency radius (PSFR) on ultrasound images. Characterizing PSFR can define the contribution of collagen disruption to shoulder symptoms. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this was to characterize the (1) supraspinatus tendon PSFR in participants with subacromial pain syndrome (SPS) and healthy controls; (2) PSFR between participants grouped on a tendon visual quality score; and (3) relationship between PSFR with patient-reported pain, function, and shoulder strength...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502698/effectiveness-of-a-fine-motor-skills-rehabilitation-program-on-upper-limb-disability-manual-dexterity-pinch-strength-range-of-fingers-motion-performance-in-activities-of-daily-living-functional-independency-and-general-self-efficacy-in-hand-osteoarthritis-a
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Jose Manuel Pérez-Mármol, Ma Carmen García-Ríos, María Azucena Ortega-Valdivieso, Enrique Elías Cano-Deltell, María Isabel Peralta-Ramírez, Kelly Ickmans, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial. INTRODUCTION: Rehabilitation treatments for improving fine motor skills (FMS) in hand osteoarthritis (HOA) have not been well explored yet. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To assess the effectiveness of a rehabilitation program on upper limb disability, independence of activities of daily living (ADLs), fine motor abilities, functional independency, and general self-efficacy in older adults with HOA. METHODS: About 45 adults (74-86 years) with HOA were assigned to an experimental group for completing an FMS intervention or a control group receiving conventional occupational therapy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501480/assessing-manual-dexterity-comparing-the-workability-rate-of-manipulation-test-with-the-minnesota-manual-dexterity-test
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Ying-Chih Wang, Rick Wickstrom, Sheng-Che Yen, Jay Kapellusch, Kimberly A Grogan
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: The WorkAbility Rate of Manipulation Test (WRMT), an adaptation of the Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test (MMDT), contains a revised board and protocols to improve its utility for therapy or fitness assessment. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To describe the development and preliminary psychometric properties of WRMT. METHODS: Sixty-six healthy participants completed MMDT and WRMT in a random order followed by a user experience survey...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501479/risk-factors-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-traumatic-injuries-attending-hand-therapy
#5
Serpil Savaş, Esra Erkol İnal, Dudu Dilek Yavuz, Fuat Uslusoy, Selman Hakkı Altuntaş, Mustafa Asım Aydın
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. INTRODUCTION: Identification of risk factors for CRPS development in patients with surgically treated traumatic injuries attending hand therapy allows to watch at-risk patients more closely for early diagnosis and to take precautionary measures as required. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for the development of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after surgical treatment of traumatic hand injuries...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487130/timed-activity-performance-in-persons-with-upper-limb-amputation-a-preliminary-study
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Linda Resnik, Mathew Borgia, Frantzy Acluche
STUDY DESIGN: 55 subjects with upper limb amputation were administered the T-MAP twice within one week. PURPOSE: To develop a timed measure of activity performance for persons with upper limb amputation (T-MAP); examine the measure's internal consistency, test-retest reliability and validity; and compare scores by prosthesis use. INTRODUCTION: Measures of activity performance for persons with upper limb amputation are needed The time required to perform daily activities is a meaningful metric that implication for participation in life roles...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479025/a-case-report-on-the-use-of-vibration-to-improve-soft-tissue-extensibility-after-major-trauma
#7
Mark Paul Brewin, Carole J Bexon, Sarah C Tucker
This report presents a case where vibration training to the arm alone, as opposed to whole-body vibration, was used to aid rehabilitation to a serious traumatic injury. An improvement in soft tissue extensibility to a major traumatic wound to the wrist and forearm has been noted in a therapy plan including vibration under stretch. After 12 weeks of intensive therapy, a considerable improvement was seen in both the active extension of the wrist and the composite extension of all fingers. This may highlight the use of vibration, as an adjunct to therapy, to specific areas of the human body for improving outcome from traumatic injury...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478845/influence-of-age-and-gender-on-normative-passive-range-of-motion-values-of-the-carpometacarpal-joint-of-the-thumb
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Joyce White, Lisa Coppola, Andrea Skomurski, Emma Mitchell-Rekrut
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: The carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb is a complex joint making accurate measurement of range of motion (ROM) challenging. There are limited normative data available to base rehabilitative decisions, which is unfortunate as this joint is frequently affected by arthritis and is critical to hand function. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To provide passive ROM values for the first CMC joint and investigate the effects of age and gender...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457691/measuring-intrinsic-hand-strength-in-healthy-adults-the-accuracy-intrarater-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-rotterdam-intrinsic-hand-myometer
#9
Corey McGee
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Measuring the isometric strength generated during isolated hand joint motions is a challenging feat. The Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer (RIHM; med.engineers, Rotterdam, Netherlands) permits measurement of isolated movements of the hand. To date, there is limited evidence on the inter-rater reliability and limited adult normative data of RIHM. Given that multiple raters, often with varying degrees of experience, are needed to collect normative data, inter-rater reliability testing and a comparison of novice and experienced raters are needed...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454773/efficacy-of-3-therapeutic-taping-configurations-for-children-with-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
#10
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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