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Carpal lock and the volar-supporting orthosis in mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome.
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PMID:  20581649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The carpal lock, which is a hand/wrist orthosis that supports the dorsal aspect of the hand, was used in patients with mild-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, and its clinical and electrophysiological effectiveness was compared with that of a volar-supporting orthosis. DESIGN: Nerve conduction study and clinical evaluation of 24 patients (41 hands) with mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome were performed before and 3 mos after the use of the carpal lock or the volar-supporting orthosis. RESULTS: Significant improvement was observed in electrophysiological parameters and clinical outcomes after use of both orthoses. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups. Patients in the carpal lock group used the orthosis 89.6% of the prescribed time, whereas those in the volar-supporting orthosis group used the orthosis 79.2% of the prescribed time (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The carpal lock may be used as an alternative to the volar-supporting orthosis.
Murat Zinnuroglu; Mustafa Baspinar; Mehmet Beyazova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / therapy*
Equipment Design*
Middle Aged
Neural Conduction
Pain Measurement
Recovery of Function

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