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ACE Report #2749
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Low-profile splinting restricts wrist motion and results in functional disability


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

Functional disability of the wrist: direct correlation with decreased wrist motion

J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Apr;33(4):485-92.

Contributing Authors: OI Franko D Zurakowski CS Day

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Synopsis

42 men and women, above 45 years of age, with normal wrists were randomized to wear both a partially restricted and a highly restricted splint for 24 hours each. This study aimed to compare levels of functional impairment between these splinting techniques. The application of low-profile splinting in restricting the wrist motion demonstrated a direct relationship between the restriction of wrist m...

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