|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
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://orthoinfo.aaos.org
Fergusson D, Hutton B, et al. The epidemiology of major joint contractures: a systematic review of the literature. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 2007:456:22-299.
Huckstep RL. Management of neglected joint contractures. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 456:58-64, 2007 Mar.
- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/23/2014 -
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