|Contracture Deformity of the Hand|
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- Chronic inflammation
Casts or Splints
Nerve Blocks and Electrical Stimulation
- Early movement
- Physical therapy
- Continuous passive motion (CPM) machines, which mechanically keep joints in motion
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation http://www.aapmr.org
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety http://www.ccohs.ca
Fergusson D. Hutton B. Drodge A. The epidemiology of major joint contractures: a systematic review of the literature. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research . 2007:456:22-299.
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- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -