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

Published on: 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.

Tags

arm injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, elbow, hand, hand strength, osteoarthritis, shoulder, shoulder pain, splints, upper extremity, wrist, wrist injuries, musculoskeletal, degenerative arthritides, tennis elbow, splint, dynamic orthoses, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Pain