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Volume:4 Issue:2 Number:32 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #7505
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AAHS 2015: Unrestrained motion vs. splinting following open carpal tunnel release surgery

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OrthoEvidence. AAHS 2015: Unrestrained motion vs. splinting following open carpal tunnel release surgery. ACE Report. 2015;4(2):32. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/7505

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

Early Active Motion Versus Protective Splinting Following Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Contributing Authors: BD Murphy G Rockwell

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


162 patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release were randomized to be splinted for two weeks postoperatively, or to receive no splinting. The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a difference in outcome between the two practices. Outcome measures were Visual Analog Pain Scale, Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire,...

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