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ACE Report #11699
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Touchscreen exercise program improves function vs. home-based exercise following CT release surgery


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Exercises using a touchscreen tablet application improved functional ability more than an exercise program prescribed on paper in people after surgical carpal tunnel release: a randomised trial

J Physiother. 2019 Apr;65(2):81-87.

Contributing Authors: J Blanquero MD Cortes-Vega MA Garcia-Frasquet PR Sanchez-Laulhe MI Nieto Diaz de Los Bernardos A Suero-Pineda

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Synopsis

50 patients who underwent an open carpal tunnel release surgical procedure for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive 4 weeks of a touchscreen-based exercise therapy delivered on the ReHand tablet application, or a paper-delivered home-based exercise therapy. Treatment programs were performed at least 5 times per week. The primary outcome of interest was functional abil...

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