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ACE Report #8468
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Conservatively treated distal radius fracture: occupational therapy improves grip strength


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

Efficacy of combined physical and occupational therapy in patients with conservatively treated distal radius fracture: randomized controlled trial

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2015 Dec;127 Suppl 5:282-7

Contributing Authors: V Filipova D Lonzaric B Jesensek Papez

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Synopsis

61 patients treated conservatively for distal radius fracture were randomized to receive either 3 weeks of physical therapy alone or with the addition of occupational therapy. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness of the additional occupational therapy in terms of range of motion, grip strength and function one month after the conclusion of rehabilitation....

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