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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 DIP joint was carried out. Twenty-six subjec...

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10.1093/rheumatology/ket455

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Oxford University Press
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Rheumatology (Oxford, England) More from this journal
Volume:
53
Issue:
6
Pages:
1142-1149
Publication date:
2014-06-01
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1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
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English
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449151
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2014-06-17

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