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Dr. Serena Guiducci  
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

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Hand Therapy Management of the Rheumatoid Wrist

Author(s): Christine M. Pereira, Lois Carlson.

Abstract:

It is estimated that rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million adults in the United States. Ninety to ninety-five percent of those patients have wrist involvement. Surgical procedures for the rheumatoid wrist are briefly reviewed. Hand therapy treatment for the surgical and non-surgical patient is then discussed. Special attention is given to the importance of individualized treatment and evidence-based practice.

Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis, Wrist, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Splints, Exercise, Function

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2012
Page: [288 - 295]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157339712805077032
Price: $58