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A retrospective review to determine the long-term efficacy of orthotic devices for trigger finger.
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PMID:  22265444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of orthotic devices (splints) in an attempt to resolve trigger finger.
METHODS: Data were extracted from 46 charts during a five-year period from January 2005 to December 2010. At ten weeks, patients were seen for follow-up assessment of pain and stage of stenosing tenosynovitis (SST). One-year follow-up was performed to determine if the patients required further surgical intervention or steroid injection. The data were analyzed to determine the efficacy of orthosis intervention.
RESULTS: Mean pain score preorthotic is 5.63 and postorthotic is 1.20. Mean SST score preorthotic is 3.93 and postorthotic is 1.21. There was an 87% (40 patients) success rate with the orthotic intervention; 4.3% (two patients) had surgery and 8.5% (four patients) received a steroid injection in the year after orthotic application.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated the efficacy of orthoses for the reduction of pain and SST score for patients who have trigger finger.
Kristin Valdes
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1545-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  2012-05-31     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95; quiz 96     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Pain Measurement
Retrospective Studies
Steroids / therapeutic use
Trigger Finger Disorder / rehabilitation*,  surgery
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