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Conservative interventions for treating hyperextension injuries of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the fingers

  1. Joelle Chalmer1,*,
  2. Megan Blakeway1,
  3. Zoe Adams1,
  4. Stephen J Milan2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 24 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009030.pub2

How to Cite

Chalmer J, Blakeway M, Adams Z, Milan SJ. Conservative interventions for treating hyperextension injuries of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the fingers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009030. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009030.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Hand Therapy, Therapy Department, London, UK

  2. 2

    St George's, University of London, Population Health Sciences and Education, London, UK

*Joelle Chalmer, Hand Therapy, Therapy Department, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QT, UK. Joelle.Chalmer@stgeorges.nhs.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 1 Poor outcome (6 months).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 2 Poor outcome (3 years).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 3 Pain and tenderness (6 months).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 4 Pain and tenderness (3 years).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 5 Range of motion defect (6 months).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 No immobilisation (analgesics only) versus Aluminium splint, Outcome 6 Range of motion defect (3 years).
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Elastic double finger bandage versus aluminium splint, Outcome 1 Instability (2 weeks: post intervention).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Elastic double finger bandage versus aluminium splint, Outcome 2 Range of movement 0 to 90 degrees (2 weeks: post intervention).
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Elastic double finger bandage versus aluminium splint, Outcome 3 Excellent outcome (6 months).
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 One week splinting versus three week splinting, Outcome 1 Poor outcome.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 One week splinting versus three week splinting, Outcome 2 Pain and tenderness.
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 One week splinting versus three week splinting, Outcome 3 Decreased range of motion.