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No study has investigated the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on hand function and hypertrophic scar characteristics. To investigate ESWT effects on burned hands, the investigators compare the results of ESWT combined with manual therapy group to the results of matched conventional(CON) rehabilitation combined with manual therapy group.
Hands are the most frequent injury sites caused by burn, and appropriate rehabilitation is essential to ensure that good functional recovery is achieved. In burn patients, the wound healing process may lead to a fibrotic hypertrophic scar, which is raised, red, inflexible and responsible functional and cosmetic impairments.
This randomized, controlled trial involved 40 patients with burns and dominant right-hand function impairment. Patients were randomized into a ESWT or a CON group. Each intervention was applied to the affected hand for 4 weeks once per week. Hand function was evaluated using the Jebsen-Taylor hand function test (JTT), grasp and pinch power test, and Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ). These assessments were evaluated pre-intervention and 4 weeks post-intervention.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-29T14:36:41-0400
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