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An 8-week splint and education intervention effectively alleviates carpal tunnel symptoms

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October 2013

An 8-week splint and education intervention effectively alleviates carpal tunnel symptoms

Vol: 2| Issue: 9| Number:10| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Investigating the effectiveness of full-time wrist splinting and education in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Am J Occup Ther. 2013 Jul-Aug;67(4):448-59. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.006031

Contributing Authors:
B Hall HC Lee H Fitzgerald B Byrne A Barton AH Lee

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Synopsis

62 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive either an 8-week conservative intervention consisting of full-time splint wearing and an educational component, or a control group (no intervention) to determine the effects of this intervention on symptom alleviation. Results indicated that the treatment group displayed significantly better pain scores, function scores, grip stren...

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