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dc.contributor.authorNajafi, Mozhgan
dc.contributor.authorArazpour, Mokhtar
dc.contributor.authorAminian, Gholamreza
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorPezhman Madani, Seyed
dc.contributor.authorHutchins, Stephen W.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T10:08:32Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T10:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-16
dc.identifier.citationNajafi, M., Arazpour, M., Aminian, G., Curran, S., Madani, S.P. and Hutchins, S.W. (2016) 'Effect of a new hand-forearm splint on grip strength, pain, and function in patients with tennis elbow', Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 40(3), pp.363-368. DOI: 10.1177/0309364615592694.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1746-1553
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10667
dc.descriptionArticle published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International on 16 July 2015 (online), available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0309364615592694.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: While the effectiveness of orthoses prescribed for tennis elbow has been reported in several studies, the effect of how they may limit movements which aggravate this condition has not yet been explored. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a new spiral hand-forearm splint that restricts the movement of the wrist and forearm, on grip strength, pain, and function in patients with tennis elbow. Study design: Quasi-experimental design. Methods: A total of 15 patients with tennis elbow (mean age 43 years) took part in this study. The amount of pain, grip force, and function were compared using a visual analog scale, Jamar dynamometer, and the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire, respectively. This was performed at baseline and repeated after 4 weeks of splint use. Active motion of the forearm was measured by a goniometer. Results: The spiral splint significantly relieved pain and improved function and grip force in patients after 4 weeks of application (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The new splint design had a positive effect on the treatment of tennis elbow symptoms which included pain, grip strength, and function. Restriction of rotational movement (e.g. reduction of the supination and pronation of forearm) may have played the main role in this. Clinical relevance: This new splint design may be considered as a new approach in the conservative treatment and rehabilitation of patients with tennis elbow.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProsthetics and Orthotics International;
dc.titleEffect of a new hand-forearm splint on grip strength, pain, and function in patients with tennis elbowen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0309364615592694
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-05-06
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionNAen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-08-01
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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