Immediate active mobilization protocol from rehabilitation following tendon transfer
Vol: 2| Issue: 3| Number:173| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
A randomized clinical trial comparing immediate active motion with immobilization after tendon transfer for claw deformityJ Hand Surg Am. 2009 Mar;34(3):488-94, 494.e1-5
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50 patients with claw deformities, who underwent tendon transfer treatment, were randomized to rehabilitation with an immediate active mobilization protocol (IAMP) or immobilization. At one year follow-up, both treatments had produced similar clinical outcomes; however, the IAMP group required shorter rehabilitation stays and demonstrated a quicker reduction in total pain.
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