Education, night splinting and exercise versus usual care on recovery and conversion to surgery for people awaiting carpal tunnel surgery: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Lewis2016EducationNS,
  title={Education, night splinting and exercise versus usual care on recovery and conversion to surgery for people awaiting carpal tunnel surgery: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Karina J Lewis and Leo F Ross and Michel W. Coppieters and Bill T Vicenzino and Annina B Schmid},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent upper limb condition that results in significant individual and socioeconomic costs. Large patient numbers, long outpatient waiting times and traditional referral pathways in public health systems create delays in accessing treatment for this condition. Alternative care pathways aimed at streamlining access to treatment and reducing the need for surgical intervention warrant further investigation. METHODS A randomised, single-blind… CONTINUE READING