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Night-time immobilization of the distal interphalangeal joint reduces pain and extension deformity in hand osteoarthritis

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Objective. DIP joint OA is common but has few cost-effective, evidence-based interventions. Pain and deformity [radial or ulnar deviation of the joint or loss of full extension (extension lag)] frequently lead to functional and cosmetic issues. We investigated whether splinting the DIP joint would improve pain, function and deformity.

Methods. A prospective, radiologist-blinded, non-randomized, internally controlled trial of custom splinting of the ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/rheumatology/ket455

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)
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Institution:
Imperial College
Department:
Therapies Department
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Imperial College
Department:
Therapies Department
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)
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Institution:
Imperial College London
Department:
Centre for Haematology
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Rheumatology Journal website
Publication date:
2014-02-05
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:d8313199-e1df-4fc9-b915-969727429f74
Local pid:
ora:8061

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