Gait Posture 2020 10 9;82:209-216. Epub 2020 Sep 9.
University of Brasilia, Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences and Technologies, Centro Metropolitano, conjunto A, lote 01, Brasília, Federal District, 72220-275, Brazil. Electronic address:
Background: Thumb orthoses are a standard treatment modality, with substantial evidence to support its usage for multiple conditions affecting the upper extremity. Despite commonly prescribed, little is known about the immediate impact of such devices on the upper extremity, including potential modifications on motor patterns.
Research Question: We aimed to determine the changes in the upper limb kinematics during the usage of thumb orthotics, comparing differences in orthotic design, length, and fabrication materials. Read More