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Researches in Arthritis & Bone Study

Effectiveness of Rigid Wrist Splints on Reducing Pain and Improving Hand Function in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis

  • Open or Close Sarsak HI*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak (PhD, OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 10, 2018; Published: October 26, 2018

Volume1 Issue2
October 2018

Abstract

Objectives: To examine the evidence of the effectiveness of rigid wrist splints on reducing pain and improving hand function in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Results: Our review revealed four studies suggesting that rigid wrist splints may reduce pain and improve hand function for patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Conclusion: Rigid wrist splints are effective and may result in pain reduction and improvement in hand function for patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Keywords: Rigid wrist splint; Pain; Hand function; Inflammatory arthritis; Occupational therapy

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