Hand Joints

Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this narrative review was to highlight recent research in the rehabilitation of people with osteoarthritis (OA) by summarizing findings from selected key systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A systematic search was conducted using the PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and Cochrane databases from April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015. A selection of these is discussed based on study quality, relevance, contribution to new knowledge or controversial findings.

Author(s): 
Bennell, K. L.
Hall, M.
Hinman, R. S.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Before extraction and synthetic chemistry were invented, musculoskeletal complaints were treated with preparations from medicinal plants. They were either administered orally or topically. In contrast to the oral medicinal plant products, topicals act in part as counterirritants or are toxic when given orally. OBJECTIVES: To update the previous Cochrane review of herbal therapy for osteoarthritis from 2000 by evaluating the evidence on effectiveness for topical medicinal plant products.

Author(s): 
Cameron, Melainie
Chrubasik, Sigrun
Publication Title: 
Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences / Udruženje Basičnih Mediciniskih Znanosti = Association of Basic Medical Sciences

The common complication after stroke is pain and dysfunction of shoulder of paralyzed arm, as well as the swelling of the hand. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of LASER therapy and to correlate with electrotherapy (TENS, stabile galvanization) in subjects after stroke. We analyzed 70 subjects after stroke with pain in shoulder and oedema of paralyzed hand. The examinees were divided in two groups of 35, and they were treated in the Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Tuzla during 2006 and 2007.

Author(s): 
Karabegović, Azra
Kapidzić-Duraković, Suada
Ljuca, Farid
Publication Title: 
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

INTRODUCTION: Sign language interpreters are at increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders associated with work. Previous studies have used survey techniques to identify potential risk factors and approaches to their medical management. Little is known about risk factors and management of symptoms in this group from the perspective of the interpreter. Such qualitative information should help inform future research related to this professional group.

Author(s): 
Johnson, William L.
Feuerstein, Michael
Publication Title: 
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

INTRODUCTION: Sign language interpreters are at increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders associated with work. Previous studies have used survey techniques to identify potential risk factors and approaches to their medical management. Little is known about risk factors and management of symptoms in this group from the perspective of the interpreter. Such qualitative information should help inform future research related to this professional group.

Author(s): 
Johnson, William L.
Feuerstein, Michael
Publication Title: 
Arthritis Care & Research

OBJECTIVE: To update the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2000 recommendations for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) and develop new recommendations for hand OA. METHODS: A list of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic modalities commonly used to manage knee, hip, and hand OA as well as clinical scenarios representing patients with symptomatic hand, hip, and knee OA were generated.

Author(s): 
Hochberg, Marc C.
Altman, Roy D.
April, Karine Toupin
Benkhalti, Maria
Guyatt, Gordon
McGowan, Jessie
Towheed, Tanveer
Welch, Vivian
Wells, George
Tugwell, Peter
American College of Rheumatology
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