Splint for base-of-thumb osteoarthritis: a randomized trial.

  title={Splint for base-of-thumb osteoarthritis: a randomized trial.},
  author={François P Rannou and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Dimet and Isabelle Boutron and Gabriel Baron and Fouad Fayad and Yann Mac{\'e} and Johann Beaudreuil and Pascal Richette and Philippe Ravaud and Michel Revel and Serge Poiraudeau},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={150 10},
BACKGROUND Some guidelines recommend splinting for base-of-thumb osteoarthritis, despite lack of evidence of efficacy. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and acceptability of a splint for base-of-thumb osteoarthritis. DESIGN Multicenter, randomized trial. Randomization was computer-generated, and allocation was concealed by faxing centralized treatment assignment to investigators at the time of enrollment. Patients and investigators were not blinded to assignment, and patients self-reported… CONTINUE READING


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