Commercial wrist extensor orthoses: a descriptive study of use and preference in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


OBJECTIVE To describe patients' functional uses of 3 commercial wrist orthoses, to describe patients' preference patterns for the orthoses, and to clarify orthotic attributes that are viewed positively and negatively. METHODS Using a cross-over design, 42 patients with definite rheumatoid arthritis used each of 3 commercial orthoses for one week. There… (More)