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ACE Report #7527
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Joint protection and hand exercise therapy in the treatment of hand osteoarthritis

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

Self-management approaches for osteoarthritis in the hand: a 2x2 factorial randomised trial

Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Jan;74(1):108-18.

Contributing Authors: K Dziedzic E Nicholls S Hill A Hammond J Handy E Thomas E Hay

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257 patients with hand osteoarthritis were randomized to either receive joint protection therapy, hand exercise therapy, both joint protection and hand exercise therapy, or no therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine whether joint protection or hand therapy decreased hand pain and disability due to osteoarthritis over a period of 12 months. OMERACT-OARSI and responder criteria- compos...

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