Intervention Protocol

Rehabilitation after surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture

  1. Beverlee Bird1,*,
  2. Cathy Ball2,
  3. Pathmini Balasuntharam3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 18 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006508

How to Cite

Bird B, Ball C, Balasuntharam P. Rehabilitation after surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006508. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006508.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Isleworth, Middlesex, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, UK

  3. 3

    Barnet Hospital, Occupational Therapy Department, Barnet, UK

*Beverlee Bird, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Osterley Campus, Borough Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5DU, UK. bev333@binternet.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 APR 2007

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary Aim of the Review

To assess the effectiveness and safety of rehabilitation interventions following surgical release of Dupuytren's contracture.

Key Question

What post operative rehabilitation interventions are effective and safe for maintaining corrections achieved following surgical release of Dupuytren's contracture?

Sub question 1 (primary outcomes)

What post-operative rehabilitation interventions are effective for improving and maintaining function, reducing pain, achieving maximum range of movement and reducing adverse effects

Sub question 2 (secondary outcomes)

What post-operative rehabilitation interventions are effective for improving grip and pinch grip strength and improving quality of life.