Efficacy of a fabricated customized splint and tendon and nerve gliding exercises for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Brininger2007EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a fabricated customized splint and tendon and nerve gliding exercises for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Teresa L Brininger and Joan Rogers and M B Holm and Nancy A. Baker and Zong-Ming Li and Robert J. Goitz},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 11},
  pages={1429-35}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of a neutral wrist and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) splint with a wrist cock-up splint, with and without exercises, for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). DESIGN A 2x2x3 randomized factorial design with 3 main factors: splint (neutral wrist and MCP and wrist cock-up), exercise (exercises, no exercise), and time (baseline, 4wk, 8wk). SETTING Subjects were evaluated in an outpatient hand therapy clinic. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-one subjects with mild to… CONTINUE READING

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