Night-time immobilization of the distal interphalangeal joint reduces pain and extension deformity in hand osteoarthritis
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 ...Expand abstract
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- © 2014 Watt et al. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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