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Education, night splinting and exercise versus usual care on recovery and conversion to surgery for people awaiting carpal tunnel surgery: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent upper limb condition that results in significant individual and socioeconomic costs. Large patient numbers, long outpatient waiting times and traditional referral pathways in public health systems create delays in accessing treatment for this condition. Alternative care pathways aimed at streamlining access to treatment and reducing the need for surgical intervention warrant further investigation. METHODS: A randomised, single-blind co...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012053

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
Funding agency for:
Schmid, A
Grant:
Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship
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Queensland Health
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Health Practitioners Stimulus Grant
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
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Volume:
6
Issue:
9
Pages:
e012053
Publication date:
2016-09-16
Acceptance date:
2016-08-05
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ISSN:
2044-6055
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English
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pubs:645857
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uuid:ccc09467-509d-4a10-bf92-b45feb6c2888
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pubs:645857
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645857
Deposit date:
2016-11-17

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