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Clinical relevance commentary in response to "The validity and reliability of DrGoniometer, a smartphone application, for measuring forearm supination".

Authors:
Saurabh P Mehta

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):118-120. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Physical Therapy, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA; Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2019
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Self-plagiarism: An ethical problem.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):e1. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Honoary Professor, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India.

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January 2019
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Pressure algometry and palpation of the upper limb peripheral nervous system in subjects with hand osteoarthritis are repeatable and suggest central changes.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

Study Design: Case-control study.

Introduction: A subset of patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA) shows evidence of central pain phenotypes.

Purpose Of The Study: To examine whether differences exist in experimental pain responses in the affected and nonaffected sides of patients with unilateral hand OA. Read More

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January 2019
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The use of static progressive and serial static orthoses in the management of elbow contractures after complex fracture dislocation injuries: A pediatric case study.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Introduction: Contractures are the most common complication after traumatic injury to the elbow. Although evidence supporting the use of static progressive and serial static orthoses to help recover range of motion after these complex injuries is growing, there is currently a paucity of literature exploring its efficacy in pediatric populations.

Case Description: The following case study presents the results of the use of static progressive and serial static orthoses with a young patient who presented with both elbow extension and flexion contractures after a complex fracture dislocation injury. Read More

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January 2019
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Inclusion and perception of hand therapy content in occupational therapy programs: A mixed-method study.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) Program, Huntington University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA.

Study Design: Mixed-methods with cross-sectional survey and interviews.

Introduction: Hand therapy is a specialty area of practice for occupational (OT) and physical therapists (PT), requiring experience and certification beyond entry-level generalist education. Perspectives and inclusion of content related to hand therapy differs among entry-level OT programs and faculty. Read More

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January 2019

Enhancing function after radial nerve injury with a high-profile orthosis and a bio-occupational orthotic framework.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Functional Performance Postgraduate Program, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Study Design: Case report.

Introduction: Radial nerve injury can cause severe functional impairment due to paralysis of wrist and digit extensors. Various orthotic designs have been described, including static, dynamic, and tenodesis. Read More

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January 2019

Client preferences and perceptions regarding a written home exercise program or video self-modeling: A cross-sectional study.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Occupational Therapy, Gannon University, Ruskin FL, USA.

Study Design: This was a cross-sectional study.

Introduction: Home exercise programs (HEPs) are frequently prescribed to maximize a patient's recovery and ensure maintenance of therapeutic gains produced during supervised treatment. Improved understanding of patient preferences and incorporation of simple mobile health technologies may be beneficial strategies for improving patient HEP adherence. Read More

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January 2019

The effectiveness of joint-protection programs on pain, hand function, and grip strength levels in patients with hand arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Hand Ther 2018 Dec 23. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Physical Therapy and Surgery, Western University, London, ON and Co-director Clinical Research Lab, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph's Health Centre, London, ON; Rehabilitation Science McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Study Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis.

Introduction: Joint protection (JP) has been developed as a self-management intervention to assist people with hand arthritis to improve occupational performance and minimize joint deterioration over time.

Purpose Of The Study: We examined the effectiveness between JP and usual care/control on pain, hand function, and grip strength levels for people with hand osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Read More

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December 2018
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Establishing the psychometric properties of 2 self-reported outcome measures of elbow pain and function: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Dec 23. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Introduction: The Patient-Rated Elbow Evaluation (PREE) and the self-report section of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-elbow form (pASES-e) are 2 patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) commonly used to assess pain and disability arising from elbow disorders.

Purpose Of The Study: To systematically review and summarize the quality and content of the evidence that is available on the psychometric properties of the PREE and pASES-e. Read More

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December 2018

Flexor tendon rehabilitation in the 21st century: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Introduction: The rehabilitation of patients following flexor tendon injury has progressed from immobilization to true active flexion with the addition of wrist motion over the last 75 years.

Purpose Of The Study: This review specifically intended to determine whether there is evidence to support one type of exercise regimen, early passive, place and hold, or true active, as superior for producing safe and maximal range of motion following flexor tendon repair. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors associated with grip strength among adolescents: An observational study.

J Hand Ther 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Cantabria, Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

Study Design: Cross-sectional.

Introduction: The muscle strength has been studied in different populations in relation with individual and other factors.

Purpose Of The Study: The purpose of this study was to determine values of grip strength in adolescents and to examine its association with sex, age, weight, height, nutritional status, handedness, and academic performance. Read More

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November 2018

Self-plagiarism is not easily defined, but should be avoided.

Authors:
Joy C MacDermid

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):427-428

Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St Joseph's Health Centre, London, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for persons with unilateral upper extremity amputation: A case report.

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct 20. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Center for the Intrepid, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX, USA.

Study Design: Pretest/posttest case series design.

Introduction: Rates of prosthetic device abandonment are highest among persons with upper extremity (UE) amputation. Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT), which has been extensively studied in patients with chronic, subacute, and acute stroke, is an under-utilized approach to treat persons with UE amputation. Read More

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October 2018
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The Michigan Hand Questionnaire and Brief Michigan Hand Questionnaire were successfully translated to Canadian French.

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):564-567. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

École de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Centre de recherche de l'Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

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October 2018
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Target-focused exercise regime to improve patient compliance and range of motion in the stiff hand.

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):568-571. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

GR Baker Hospital, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address:

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October 2018
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Reliability of an instrument for screening hand profiles: The Practical Hand Evaluation.

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):544-553.e1. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Rehabilitation, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Study Design: Psychometric study with 2-week interval.

Introduction: Musculoskeletal hand complaints are common among manual workers. Mismatch between anthropometric hand features and tasks can affect the ability to perform hand activities, with an increased risk of complaints. Read More

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October 2018
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A survey of client experiences with orthotics using the QUEST 2.0.

J Hand Ther 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):538-543.e1. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program, Gannon University, Ruskin, FL, USA.

Introduction: Hand orthoses are designed to relieve pain, immobilize a body part and protect the injury site, prevent or correct deformity, and promote healing in the body. Practitioners who prescribe and create orthoses are reliant on patient adherence to achieve desired outcomes in treatment. Understanding client preferences may promote better orthotic intervention outcomes. Read More

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October 2018
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Teaching orthotic design and fabrication content in occupational therapy curricula: Faculty perspectives.

J Hand Ther 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Orfit Industries America, Physical Rehabilitation, Jericho, NY, USA.

Study Design: Cross-sectional survey study.

Introduction: Occupational therapy (OT) programs must provide students with the skills necessary to fabricate orthoses. Input from OT educators can provide valuable insight into how these skills are taught and the resources used. Read More

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September 2018
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Clinical relevance commentary in response to: Force transmission through the wrist during performance of push-ups on a hyperextended and a neutral wrist.

Authors:
Aviva Wolff

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul - Sep;31(3):331-332

Clinician Investigator, Upper Extremity Research, Department of Rehabilitation, Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

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Editorial.

Authors:
Joy C MacDermid

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul - Sep;31(3):275

Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St Joseph's Health Centre, London, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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August 2018
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Effectiveness of proximal interphalangeal joint-blocking orthosis vs metacarpophalangeal joint-blocking orthosis in trigger digit management: A randomized clinical trial.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 17. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Epidemiology, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Singapore.

Study Design: Patients with Green's classification grade 2 or 3 A1-pulley trigger digit (TD) were recruited and randomized to receive the proximal interphalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (PIPJ-BO) or metacarpophalangeal joint-blocking orthosis (MCPJ-BO).

Introduction: TD is a common hand condition that can affect one's performance in activities of daily living. Conservative management of TD involves prescription of orthoses to facilitate recovery. Read More

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July 2018
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Efficacy of orthotic devices for increased active proximal interphalangeal extension joint range of motion: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Gannon University, Ruskin, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Study Design: Systematic review.

Introduction/purpose Of The Study: To determine the efficacy of orthotic devices for increased active proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint range of motion and optimal wearing schedule of the devices to guide clinical practice. The secondary purpose is to capture the outcome measures used by the authors. Read More

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July 2018
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Combined effects of botulinum toxin type A and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation with intensive motor training immediately after injection in a patient with chronic stroke: A case report.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Neurosurgical, Kawamura Hospital, Gifu, Gifu, Japan.

Study Design: Single case report.

Introduction: A previous study clarified that spasticity and motor function were improved by combined treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX) injection and 1-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with intensive motor training at 4 weeks after injection. However, it is not clear whether 1-Hz rTMS with intensive motor training immediately after BTX injection also improves spasticity and motor function in stroke patients. Read More

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July 2018
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Short functional dynamic orthosis for proximal interphalangeal joint extension deficit. Crest design.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Physical Therapy, Department. Occupational Therapy Section, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malaga, Málaga, Spain; Tecan Hand Rehabilitation Center, Málaga, Spain. Electronic address:

This author provides instruction in the fabrication of a cost-effective dynamic proximal interphalangeal (PIP) extension orthosis. The device allows PIP flexion for activities of daily living and promotes PIP extension-Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, Practice Forum Editor. Read More

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The validity and reliability of DrGoniometer, a smartphone application, for measuring forearm supination.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):110-117. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Study Design: Clinical measurement (reliability and validity) study.

Introduction: Forearm supination is important in many daily activities and is thus measured by therapists and researchers usually with a universal goniometer. DrGoniometer, a SmartPhone application, has been validated for other joint angles in the body. Read More

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Response letter to the role of proprioception of lateral elbow tendinopathy.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):e4-e5. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.

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July 2018
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The interaction between pain and movement.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Study Design: Clinical commentary.

Introduction/purpose: Pain and movement are universally relevant phenomena that influence human experiences in readily observable ways. Improved understanding of pain-movement relationships can guide medical and rehabilitative approaches to recovery and decrease risk of dysfunctional long-term consequences of otherwise normal neuromuscular responses. Read More

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July 2018
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Shape-texture-identification-STI-A test for tactile gnosis: Concurrent validity of STI.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Translational Medicine/Hand Surgery, Skåne University Hospital and Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. Electronic address:

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Introduction: The shape-texture-identification (STI) test (Össur Nordic AB, Sweden) is used to evaluate one aspect of tactile gnosis in nerve disorders, and it has proven good methodological properties.

Purpose Of The Study: A new version of the STI test was recently introduced-STI (www. Read More

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User perspectives on orthoses for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Study Design: Qualitative and interpretive description.

Introduction: Orthoses are often the first-choice treatment for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMCOA). It is unknown to what extent the orthoses are used in the way intended by health professionals and why patients continue using the orthoses despite minimal pain reduction. Read More

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Self-measured wrist range of motion by wrist-injured and wrist-healthy study participants using a built-in iPhone feature as compared with a universal goniometer.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA. Electronic address:

Study Design: Cross-sectional cohort.

Introduction: Smartphone gyroscope and goniometer applications have been shown to be a reliable way to measure wrist ROM when used by researchers or trained staff. If wrist-injured patients could reliably measure their own ROM, rehabilitation efforts could be more effectively tailored. Read More

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Reliability and accuracy of the brachial plexus neurodynamic test.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Physical Therapy, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, USA.

Study Design: Observational study.

Introduction: The brachial plexus neurodynamic test (BPNT), based on previous neurodynamic tests, is considered a clinically meaningful tool to objectively assess brachial plexus extensibility. This novel test's psychometric properties have yet to be determined. Read More

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July 2018
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Anatomical relationship of palmar carpal bone landmarks used in locating the lunate and capitate during palpation: A cadaveric investigation.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Center for Rehabilitation Research and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Study Design: Descriptive in situ cadaveric study.

Introduction: Performing accurately directed examination and treatment to the wrist requires clinicians to orient to carpal bone structures.

Purpose Of The Study: To examine the anatomical relationships that exist within the wrist-hand complex and identify the accuracy of surface anatomy mapping strategies for localizing anatomical landmarks using a palmar approach. Read More

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July 2018
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Conservative therapeutic interventions for osteoarthritic finger joints: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Introduction: Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic and disabling disease causing pain and functional limitations in approximately 54%-67% of the adult population aged 55 years and older.

Purpose Of The Study: The objective of the study is to evaluate the evidence supporting conservative therapeutic interventions for the treatment of OA finger joints. Read More

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Effectiveness of virtual reality in the treatment of hand function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

University of Cambridge Medical Library, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, UK.

Study Design: Systematic review.

Introduction: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may have limited use of their hands for functional activities and for fine motor skills. Virtual reality (VR) is a relatively new and innovative approach to facilitate hand function in children with CP. Read More

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July 2018
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A systematic review of the benefits of occupation-based intervention for patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

School of Physical Therapy, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA; Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA.

Study Design: Systematic review of intervention studies (level 3a).

Introduction: Occupation-based intervention (OBI) uses daily activities as a treatment modality. Its growing use with patients diagnosed with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UE MSK) has driven interest in its supporting body of evidence. Read More

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July 2018
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A novel staged wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation program for a patient with triangular fibrocartilage complex injury: A case report.

Authors:
Zhiqing Chen

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Occupational Therapy Department, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. Electronic address:

Study Design: Case report.

Introduction: Studies have highlighted the sensory innervations and stabilizing role of forearm muscles on wrist joint and implications to wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation. This case explored the novel incorporation of dart-throwing motion and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in wrist sensorimotor rehabilitation. Read More

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July 2018
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Linking hand therapy outcome measures used after carpal tunnel release to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A systematic review.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Gannon University, Ruskin, FL, USA.

Introduction: The goal of hand therapy after carpal tunnel release (CTR) is restoration of function. Outcome assessment tools that cover the concepts contained in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a framework for describing functioning and disability, are appropriate for hand therapy treatment of this diagnosis.

Purpose Of The Study: To identify and review outcome measures used in studies on rehabilitation after CTR and link these to the concepts contained in the ICF. Read More

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The role of proprioception in the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy.

J Hand Ther 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):e2-e3. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

EUC, Nicosia, Cyprus. Electronic address:

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July 2018
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Outcomes and indications for early hand therapy after multiple concomitant elective hand procedures.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Orthopaedics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center, Aurora, CO, USA. Electronic address:

Study Design: Retrospective comparative study.

Introduction: Trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery are common, but not without complications including pain and edema, which are treated with hand therapy (HT). There are limited data for the outcomes of multiple trigger finger releases (MTFRs) or combined trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery and the subsequent need for HT. Read More

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July 2018
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Evaluation of written and video education tools after mallet finger injury.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand & Upper Extremity Program, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Study Design: Prospective cohort.

Introduction: Successful nonoperative treatment of mallet finger injuries requires compliance to prolonged immobilization and understandable educational materials.

Purpose Of The Study: This study evaluated the use of written and online video education tools after mallet finger injury. Read More

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Prognostic factors for digital range of motion after intrasynovial flexor tendon injury and repair: Long-term follow-up on 273 patients treated with active extension-passive flexion with rubber bands.

J Hand Ther 2018 Jul 5. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

Department of Surgical Sciences, Hand Surgery, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.

Study Design: Observational cohort study.

Introduction: Investigating prognostic factors using population-based data may be used to improve functional outcome after flexor tendon injury and repair.

Purpose Of The Study: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of concomitant nerve transection, combined flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) and flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon transection and the age of the patient, on digital range of motion (ROM) more than 1 year after FDP tendon transection and repair in zone I and II. Read More

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A client-centered approach for thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis pain: Two case studies.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):265-270

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Design: Case study.

Introduction: Hand therapists are often called upon to provide treatment for thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis.

Purpose: These 2 case studies present a client-centered approach in the selection of orthoses and joint protection strategies for patients with thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis. Read More

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October 2017
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Management of long-term complex regional pain syndrome with allodynia: A case report.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):255-264

School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Study Design: Case report.

Introduction: Conventional rehabilitation alone may not be effective in reducing symptoms in some patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Purpose Of The Study: This case report portrays the benefits of a new tailored rehabilitation program for a 39-year-old patient suffering from upper limb complex regional pain syndrome with severe touch-evoked pain (static mechanical allodynia). Read More

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November 2017

Evaluation of pain in pediatric upper extremity conditions.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):206-214

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Study Design: Narrative Review.

Introduction: Hand surgeons and therapists play an important role in the early identification of children at risk of developing chronic or recurrent pain after an upper extremity injury. Early identification of children at risk of developing a pain syndrome is critical because their physical, psychological, and/or social functioning may decline quickly without proper management due to the multidimensional nature of pain. Read More

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December 2017

Complex regional pain syndrome in distal radius fractures: How to implement changes to reduce incidence and facilitate early management.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):201-205

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, England, UK.

Study Design: Implementation paper.

Introduction: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is relatively a common condition in the distal radius fracture (DRF) population with the effects resulting in many sufferers experiencing persistent pain and impairment 2 to 6 years after onset. Prevention is desirable as there is no known proven cure. Read More

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November 2017

Peripheral nerve injuries, pain, and neuroplasticity.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):184-194

Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Introduction: Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) cause both structural and functional brain changes that may be associated with significant sensorimotor abnormalities and pain.

Purpose Of The Study: The aim of this narrative review is to provide hand therapists an overview of PNI-induced neuroplasticity and to explain how the brain changes following PNI, repair, and during rehabilitation.

Methods: Toward this goal, we review key aspects of neuroplasticity and neuroimaging and discuss sensory testing techniques used to study neuroplasticity in PNI patients. Read More

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October 2017
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Listening, then managing: The role of the team in addressing pain in the upper limb.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr - Jun;31(2):177-178

Co-director, Clinical Research Lab, Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph's Health Centre, London, Ontario, Canada; Professor, Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

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May 2018
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Therapist's practice patterns for subsequent fall/osteoporotic fracture prevention for patients with a distal radius fracture.

J Hand Ther 2018 Apr 25. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Roth|McFarlane Clinical Research Laboratory, Hand and Upper Limb Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Introduction: Multifactorial risk factor screening and treatment is needed for subsequent falls/osteoporotic fractures prevention (SFOFP), given the elevated risk among patients with distal radius fracture (DRF).

Purpose Of The Study: The primary objective was to describe hand therapists' knowledge and clinical practice patterns for assessment, treatment, referral, and education with respect to SFOFP for patients with DRF older than 45 years. Read More

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April 2018
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