Splints/orthotics for upper extremities in adult rheumatoid arthritis
Record ID 32003000704
This aim of this report was to assess whether splints/orthotics improve function, range of motion and decrease pain and deformity in adults with rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors' recomendations: - Ten articles were reviewed that met inclusion and exclusion criteria. - Five studies assessed splinting in rheumatoid wrists, four in hands and one study used splinting for the boutonniere deformity. - Overall, splinting benefited patients with rheumatoid arthritis, depending on type of orthosis and on patient criteria.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/healthservices/cce/evidence/
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Arthritis, Rheumatoid
- Orthotic Devices
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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