Defining dexterity —Untangling the discourse in clinical practice
The loss of dexterity is common in many musculoskeletal conditions1 and can be a source of disability, limiting participation in life situations.2-4 Dexterity is a complex concept: it is difficult to measure and define, resulting in many interpretations. Poirier defined dexterity as “a manual ability requiring rapid coordination of gross and fine voluntary movement, based on a certain number of capacities that are developed through learning, training, and experience,”5 while Backman et al defines dexterity pragmatically as “fine, voluntary movements used to manipulate sm all objects during a specific...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - January 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Joshua Yong, Joy C. MacDermid, Tara Packham Tags: Practice Forum Source Type: research

Certified hand therapists membership in the American Society of Hand Therapists: A survey study
Survey research. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - January 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kristin Valdes, Jenna Blausey, Jessica Campbell, Reba Duran, Ashleigh Giles, Cassie Matthys, Sarah Miesner, Brooke Schroeder, Daniella Smolyansky Source Type: research

Self-identified functional limitations improve in patients with degenerative wrist arthritis after surgery
This is a prospective cohort pilot study. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - November 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Aviva L. Wolff, Yatindra Patel, Esther Zusstone, Scott W. Wolfe Source Type: research

Edema assessment and management practice patterns among hand therapists: Survey research
Survey research. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Victoria Priganc, Jacqueline Reese Walter, Sandra H. Sublett Source Type: research

Clinical Assessments of Hand Function in 1st Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: Do They Correlate With Radiographic Findings?
Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative process impacting hand use, is typically assessed by clinical exam and radiograph. This assessment determines treatment, but may not reflect functional limitations. This observational, pilot study aims to explore the relationship between measures of functional hand use and radiographs in individuals with and without CMC OA. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: O. Nwawka, G. Weinstock-Zlotnick, B. Lin Source Type: research

Joint Postiion Sense Impariments in Older Adults With Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis Versus a Healthy Control: A Descriptive Comparative Study
This study intended to improve clinical knowledge regarding the usefulness of JPS test to evaluate sensorimotor function in adults with CMC OA. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: K.A. Valdes, A. Ouegnin Source Type: research

A Survey of Hand Therapists ’ Knowledge and Beliefs About Pain Science
Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain is traditionally conceptualized from a biomedical perspective. However, modern pain science supports a mindset shift beyond structural pathology. As knowledge and beliefs influence clinicians ’ practice patterns, it is important to examine hand therapists’ current knowledge and perspectives of pain to identify potential gaps. The purpose of this survey study was to (1) describe hand therapists’ knowledge of pain science and its association with demographic and professional characte ristics and (2) identify associations between hand therapists’ knowledge of pain s...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: B.Z. Stern, T. Howe Source Type: research

Psychosocial Influences in the Development of Cumulative Trauma Disorders
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of individuals diagnosed with cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), and investigate the psychosocial phenomena influencing CTD development as an impediment to occupational performance. CTDs remain a persistent and in some cases, epidemic problem in many industries today. Significant controversy surrounds CTD causality and the best way to manage these disorders. Research has shown that approaching CTDs from a symptom management model of medical, surgical, and rehabilitation alone yields inconsistent results. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J.W. King Source Type: research

Practice Patterns of a Hand Therapy Student Experiential Learning Clinic
Student clinics are an important part of the US healthcare system, providing services to under-resourced patients and opportunities for students to apply knowledge in a real-world setting under clinician ’s supervision. It has been shown that combining biomechanical and occupation-based interventions improves hand therapy outcomes. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: R.L. Whalley, R. McAndrew, V. Kaskutas Source Type: research

Development of a Patient-Derived Expectations Survey for Degenerative Wrist Arthritis Surgery
Our purpose was to develop and validate a patient-derived expectations survey for degenerative wrist arthritis surgery. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: A. Wolff, S.W. Wolfe, C. Mancuso, E. Zusstone Source Type: research

The Impact of Mental Health and Pain on Patient-Reported Physical Function in Traumatic Versus Non-Traumatic Upper Extremity Conditions
This study was conducted to determine if the effects of mental health and pain factors on perceived function differed between patients presenting with traumatic and non-traumatic upper extremity conditions. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: S. Cochrane, A. Dale Source Type: research

Skin Temperature Asymmetry and Stimulated Skin Wrinkling: Reliability and Validity for Evaluating Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries
Nerve injuries in adults are evaluated via sensation, manual muscle testing and nerve conduction studies. These evaluations are difficult, if not impossible, to perform in a wiggling infant or a young child who has not yet developed sufficient skill to follow instructions and provide verbal responses describing perception. This is further complicated in obstetrical brachial plexus injuries (OBPI), where there are no external cues (e.g. a laceration) to inform an anatomical hypothesis. Historically, evaluation of pediatric nerve injuries, including OBPI, rely on clinical observations of movement patterns, with the recent ad...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: T. Packham, A. Ahmad, M. Huxtable, N. Jacob, D. Schutten, D. Gjertsen, C. DeMatteo, J.C. MacDermid, J. Bain Source Type: research

Purdue Manual Dexterity Scores: A Cohort Study of Community Dwelling Elderly
The Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) is a manual dexterity test that requires the manipulation of pegs, washers, and collars. Our population for this research intervention focused on the geriatric community due to the lack of recent available normative data. Much of the existing data was collected using the Purdue Pegboard model 32020 which is no longer available for purchase. Our objective was to gather normative data for community-dwelling seniors. The purpose of this study was to provide updated normative data for hand therapists to use in clinical practice to determine if seniors have dexterity deficits. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: K. Rule, J. Ferro, A. Hoffman, J. Williams, S. Golshiri, R. Padre, J. Avila, C. Coca, K.A. Valdes Source Type: research

Characterizing Response to a Dynamic Stability Approach to Thumb Carpometacarpal Pain: A Retrospective Study
Retrospective Cohort Design. Electronic medical record review of clients treated August 2009 to December 2015. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Skye, C. McGee, G. Tranchida, V. O'Brien Source Type: research

Patient and Student Outcomes of a Student Experiential Learning Clinic for Hand Therapy
This study presents how participation in the SELC-HT positively influences patients ’ ability to live their daily lives and students’ preparation for clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: R. McAndrew, R.L. Whalley, V. Kaskutas Source Type: research

Mobile Tech Posture and the Upper Extremity: Prevalence and Biomechanics
Mobile technologies have transformed communication, education, and the workplace, simplifying daily tasks and increasing efficiency of communication. However, these undeniable benefits may have significant impact to posture and use of the upper extremity. The term tech posture, or “tech neck”, is often used in articles related to ergonomics or workstation design to describe general postural compromise. The term is used to describe posture when interfacing with any type of technology, though posture at a workstation varies widely from posture when using mobile technology. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: N. Short, A. Cool, A. Delay, L. ODonnell, A. Lannom, R. Stuber Source Type: research

Varieties of Pediatric Brachial Plexus Pathogenesis and Treatment: Case Series
The purpose of this study is to describe the scope and distinct presentations of brachial plexus pathologies in children. Injury or obstruction to the brachial plexus in pediatric patients presents unique challenges. Literature is scarce in this area, with the exception of information pertaining to perinatal injury. In addition to knowledge of unique presentations in children, hand therapists must be aware of pediatric adaptations to motor and sensory testing and techniques to engage children and parents in therapy. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Werner, S. Chinn, G. Kim, K. Loffredo, M. Pascual Source Type: research

Face-To-Face Compared to Videoconference Mentoring in Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical and occupational therapists who have recently graduated and are beginning in their first professional positions often seek mentorship as they transition from school to clinical practice. Mentoring has been shown to increase job satisfaction and decrease turnover of staff. In outpatient rehabilitation clinics, it can be difficult to access experienced mentors due to geographical location and scheduling. The use of videoconference technology for mentoring meetings may provide more opportunities for novice clinicians to connect with experienced mentors to foster their professional growth and development. (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: A. Feretti, L. Kupczynski, S. Groff Source Type: research

Lateral Epicondylitis and the Efficacy of a Long Arm Orthosis: A Case Series
To determine the efficacy of using a long arm orthosis (LAO) as a conservative treatment method for adults affected by lateral epicondylitis (LE). Individuals with LE may report persistent pain as the most debilitating and prevalent symptom of this condition. Currently, studies have shown several treatments appear effective, but the benefits are inconclusive or are short-term. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Beasley, C. Floyd-Slabaugh, H. Repasy, J. Tanja, T. Phillips, B. Baazov, K. Brundage, C. Rudenga Source Type: research

The Effects of Kinesio Tape ® and No Tape for Muscle Facilitation and Inhibition, for Collegiate Athletes With Self-Reported Shoulder Pain
The use of Kinesio Tape ® as a therapeutic modality is a common intervention used in occupational therapy. However, there is a lack of research on the benefit of using Kinesio Tape®, especially during the occupation of sports. The purpose of this research was to determine if Kinesio Tape® causes a difference in muscle f acilitation, inhibition, and pain, between Kinesio Tape® and no tape for collegiate athletes with self-reported shoulder pain. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: G. Chown Source Type: research

Collaborative Curriculum - Advancing Ergonomics Education by Incorporating the Expertise of a Certified Hand Therapist
Dental professions are at a high risk of experiencing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), with estimates indicating that between 60% and 96% of the workplace is impacted. 1 The dental hygiene studies (DHS) program at Pacific University previously included standardized ergonomics education in their curriculum, however these principles were reinforced predominantly through passive techniques (posters and brochures). In 2017, Pacific adopted a plan for ergonomics curricular revision that incorporated the expertise of a faculty member in Pacific ’s Physical Therapy (PT) program; this involved introducing the Core Four acti...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: B. Wilkinson, B. Cowen Source Type: research

Outcome Trajectories for Pain, Disability, and Health Following Surgical Intervention for Peripheral Nerve Disorders
This research examines trajectories of pain, disability and health pre-surgery to 12 weeks post-op (PO) for patients diagnosed with an upper extremity peripheral nerve disorder (UE-PND) to describe overall recovery as well as compare trajectories between patients undergoing nerve decompression (ND) versus nerve reconstruction (NR). (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: R. McAndrew, M. Hubbuck, V. Kaskutas Source Type: research

Early Implementation of Sensorimotor Retraining for Cortical Reintegration in Postoperative Rehabilitation in an Bilateral Above Elbow Allotransplantation
The goal of postoperative rehabilitation after hand transplantation is to enhance the quality of life, improve arm and hand function and raise an individual ’s level of self-esteem. Despite the lack of established protocol for this population, literature is in agreement that cortical reintegration is imperative in achieving optimal functional outcomes for those with a transplanted limb. Published case studies on transplant patients by Dubernard and Ge atz demonstrated changes in cortical maps were reversed with restoration of motor and tactile sensation. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: L.L. Filippi Source Type: research

Upper Extremity Pain in Breastfeeding Mothers: A Narrative Review of the Literature
Breastfeeding is an occupational activity that requires repetitive use of the upper extremities. Some women may experience upper quarter pain with this activity. The purpose of this narrative review of the literature is to summarize the scientific literature regarding upper extremity or neck pain that mothers may experience with breastfeeding, in order to understand the problem and inform hand therapy examination and interventions for this population. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: A. Wagner Source Type: research

Aota Critically Appraised Paper Series Evidence Exchange *A Product of the American Occupational Therapy Association Evidence-Based Literature Review Project
This study focused on the efficacy of each modality, in combination with a wrist orthosis, in treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to relieve symptoms and improve function. Modalities and splints are preparatory methods that can decrease pain and promote healing, in preparation for occupational performance (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2014). Physical agent modalities, if used, must be incorporated with occupational therapy interventions as a preparatory method for the purpose of regaining function for occupations (AOTA, 2014). (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: A.A. Hermes Source Type: research

Title: Functional Outcome Using Early Controlled Active Motion in Rehabilitation of a Replanted Hand: A Case Report
To illustrate the use of early active motion after hand replantation, and to recommend further research in this area. While bone shortening is an integral part of replantation surgery, it has not influenced replantation rehabilitation protocols, with many still delaying active motion until 3 or 4 weeks after surgery. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: W. Young, M. Daya, P. Govender Source Type: research

Factors Impacting American Society of Hand Therapy Membership: Survey Research
The purpose of this research is to present the rationale and perceived benefits of actively engaging as an American Society of Hand Therapy member and to understand the rationale behind the decision of certified hand therapists when electing to become a member or not. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Blausey, J. Campbell, R.R. Duran, A. Giles, C. Matthys, S. Miesner, B.W. Schroeder, D. Smolyansky, K.A. Valdes Source Type: research

Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries After Upper Limb Amputation
The objective of this study was to compare the one-year incidence of overuse musculoskeletal injuries in Service Members with different levels of combat-related upper limb amputation compared to Service Members who have sustained minor combat-related upper limb injuries. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Cancio, S. Eskridge, K. Shannon, A. Orr, B. Mazzone, S. Farrokhi Source Type: research

Cubital Tunnel Control Orthosis (CTCO) for the Non-Operative Management of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), ulnar nerve entrapment about the elbow, is the second most common neuropathy of the upper extremity. Symptoms most commonly reported include paresthesia of the small finger and ulnar half of ring finger, difficulty maintaining grasp on objects and difficulty sleeping. These symptoms may be worsened by repetitive flexion of the elbow or external pressure at the ulnar aspect of the elbow. Conservative treatment is most often utilized for management of mild and moderate CuTS symptoms and include a combination of patient education, activity modification, non-steroidal medication use, ulnar nerve...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Cancio, K.A. Jones, B. Stanley, C. Truax Source Type: research

Normative Data for the 5 Position Baseline Hydraulic Pinch Meter and the Relationship Between Lateral Pinch Strength And Pinch Span
The primary aim of this study was to collect normative data for the Baseline ® 5 Position Hydraulic Pinch Meter using health adult subjects. The secondary aims were to evaluate interrater reliability using the Baseline® 5 Position Hydraulic Pinch Meter as well as to identify at which pinch span the greatest force was produced. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: N. Hock, D. Lindstrom Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Interventions for Acute Pain Management After Hand Injury or Surgery: An Evidence Synthesis Overview
Management of acute pain is an early goal in hand rehabilitation, where conditions include fractures, soft tissue trauma, and post-operative treatment of emergent injuries and planned surgeries. Effective pain management promotes rehabilitation participation, and develops therapeutic alliance. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists develop treatment plans using evidence, client presentation, preferences, and available resources. To inform these decisions, we undertook evidence synthesis to provide an overview of research evaluating available interventions. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: R. Sangrar, T. Packham Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Measures With Therapy Referral And Utilization
Patients seeking treatment for an upper extremity condition are at risk for experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain which limits functional abilities. These symptoms can negatively impact their treatment, and functional outcomes. A newly available series of measures, Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), have been previously validated to measures of depression, (Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)), anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)), and pain (Brief Pain Inventory). (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: S. Cochrane, A. Dale Source Type: research

Occupation-Based Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Case Study
This case study quantifies and describes outcomes following occupation-based upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation for two patients with different UE conditions. Despite 85% of hand therapists being occupational therapists (OTs), biomechanical intervention and outcomes have predominated. Many OTs in this field have difficulty finding balance between using traditional biomechanical interventions to help improve physical function and focusing on occupation. A shift to occupation-based care focusing on functional performance is currently under way, returning to the foundation of the profession. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: M. Hubbuck, L. Fang, R. McAndrew, V. Kaskutas Source Type: research

A Self-Management Program for Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy
Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy (LET) is the most common cause of lateral elbow pain. Previous studies indicate LET treatment may require ten or more therapy visits. Current trends in medicine to address musculoskeletal conditions focus on self-management, building self-efficacy and empowering patients to manage their condition through education. If administered well, a self-management approach can simultaneously address many important factors that contribute to daily performance. The World Health Organizations ’ International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is accepted as the international...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: R.L. Whalley, K. McQueen, R. Powell Source Type: research

Perceptions of Adaptive Devices by Users: A Scoping Review
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of clients ’ acceptance of adaptive devices as treatment strategies for use in hand therapy. Therapists select interventions that are client specific with the goal to meet the client’s functional needs. Time constraints and productivity requirements limit the time needed to explore and construct custom fit adaptive devices that could increase use of the client’s affected extremity. Clients’ perceptions of adaptive devices further limit the acceptance and use of the device. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: N. Krolikowski Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary Instruction of Best-Practice Rehabilitation Protocols in the Burn Population
Proper splinting and positioning of burn patients is essential to promote healing, prevent contracture formation, decrease swelling and to increase functional range of motion. Initial splinting and positioning plans are developed by the rehabilitation staff. However, all members of the burn team assist in carrying out the plan. It is vital for interdisciplinary communication between rehabilitation services and other members of the burn team for the splinting and positioning plan to be successful. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: L.C. Ware Source Type: research

Performance-Based Outcome Measures of Dexterity in Hand and Wrist Injuries: A Structured Review of Measured Constructs
Dexterity impairments are common and disabling. To date, there is no consensus on an operational definition to measure dexterity. This review aims to provide an overview of constructs measured by performance-based outcome measures of dexterity and hand function (PBOMD) validated for use in persons with hand and upper limb conditions (HULC). (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Yong, J.C. MacDermid, T. Packham Source Type: research

Post-Surgical And Post-Procedural Interventions for Dupuytren's Contracture: Preliminary Outcomes of a Survey on Hand Therapy Practice Patterns
How do hand therapist practice patterns differ following fasciectomy, needle aponeurotomy, and collagenase clostridium histolyticum Dupuytren ’s contracture release interventions? Specifically: (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: C. McGee, A. Harmann, N. Koenke, E. Anderson Source Type: research

Developing a Hand and Upper Limb Therapy Practice in Rwanda
To provide hand therapy education to the OTs and PTs employed at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali located in Rwanda. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: J. Fedorczyk Source Type: research

OT and PT are equally foundational to Hand Therapy
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.Thomas Jefferson (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Editorial Board / Masthead / ASHT Officers
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Instructions for authors
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TOC of HT -vol 24 issue 3 for JHT
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Number of trials necessary to achieve performance stability in a reaching kinematics movement analysis game
A cross-sectional design was used. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - September 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yuping Chen, Sergio Garcia-Vergara, Ayanna Howard Source Type: research

Going beyond Activity and Participation: Development of the DIF-CHUM —A patient-reported outcome measure for individuals with Dupuytren's contracture
This is a cross-sectional clinical measurement. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - September 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nancy J. Forget, Johanne Higgins, Mich èle Rivard, Patrick G. Harris Source Type: research

Anconeus syndrome: A potential cause for lateral elbow pain and its therapeutic management —A case report
This is a case report. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - September 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sudhagar Gangatharam Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A new controlled motion program for rehabilitation of the proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty
Arthroplasty of the hand and wrist joints can relieve pain and preserve motion.1 Arthritis of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint has been effectively treated with a variety of implant designs (Fig. 1). First introduced in 1966, silicone implants have shown long-term survivorship, although complications such as implant fractures, lateral instability, silicone synovitis, subsidence, and joint stiffness have been reported.2 (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Deepak Ramanathan, Jo Koludrovich, Peter Evans Tags: Practice Forum Source Type: research

Assessment of construct validity of the Finnish versions of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Instrument and the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire
Cross-sectional study. (Source: Journal of Hand Therapy)
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mikko M. Uimonen, Sina M. Hulkkonen, Jorma Ryh änen, Ville T. Ponkilainen, Arja H. Häkkinen, Jaro Karppinen, Jussi P. Repo Source Type: research

Proposed method for goniometric measurement of scapular protraction and retraction
Goniometry is an established clinical assessment for quantifying the amount of motion available at joints throughout the human body. Specific assessment techniques, guiding anatomical landmarks, and normative data are well established in the literature for most synovial joints of the extremities.1 The scapula presents a unique challenge for quantifying motion as an atypical articulation, gliding on the posterior thorax as opposed to focal rotation common to synovial joints. Some sources suggest visual observation or passive movement as a general measure of scapular mobility1 while others quantify scapular position by the r...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - August 31, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nathan Short, Michelle Mays, Ruth Ford, Ethan Fahrney Tags: Practice Forum Source Type: research