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Issue Date: April 01, 1986
Published Online: June 17, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
Treating the Patient With Digital Hypersensitivity
Author Affiliations
  • Sandra M. Robinson, OTR, is Clinical Director, Hand Management Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY 14902
  • Scott D. McPhee, MS, OTR, is Chief, Occupational Therapy, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY 40121. He is also the Hand Therapy Specialty Resource Person for AOTA’s Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section
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Case Report   |   April 01, 1986
Treating the Patient With Digital Hypersensitivity
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1986, Vol. 40, 285-287. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.40.4.285
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1986, Vol. 40, 285-287. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.40.4.285
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Abstract

Digital hypersensitivity is a functionally disabling condition, which often responds to conservative treatment with structured sequential desensitization. This case study describes the treatment hierarchy as the patient responds with objective improvement at each stage.