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Splinting to Reduce Upper Extremity Pain: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 28, 2017
Project Number: RB1106-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, three randomized controlled trials, and six non-randomized studies were identified regarding splinting to reduce upper extremity pain. Additionally, two evidence-based guidelines were identified.