Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Efficacy of Dynamic Stabilization of the First Carpometacarpal Joint: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona, Rochester, MN, USA, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Mayo Clinic Minnesota, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Mayo Clinic Florida, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Desert Hand Therapy, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Article Information
Arthritis / Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Splinting / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Efficacy of Dynamic Stabilization of the First Carpometacarpal Joint: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515381. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3720
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515381. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3720
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

In adults with first carpometacarpal degenerative joint disease, does a dynamic stabilization home exercise program (HEP) decrease pain and increase function more than a traditional HEP? Research is needed to assess if this approach will lead to greater function and less pain than the currently accepted approach. It is important for OTs to have a holistic approach that includes traditional joint protection, orthosis use, and self-management of HEPs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cindy Ivy

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kaylee Martino, Sara Murphy, Celine De Jesus, Stephanie Kannas, Kimberly McVeigh, Allison Nickolaou