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Alternatives to Hand Therapy for Hand Surgery Patients

April 5, 2019


The study will research QuickDASH (the short form of DASH) which measures disability of the arm, shoulder, and hand – once a week for 6 weeks.


Study Information

This is an observational, prospective, cohort study with an estimated enrollment of 200 participants. It includes an intervention of a mobile app that demonstrates hand therapy exercises and a group/cohort of giving all patients information about the mobile app to use during the recovery period for hand activity assistance.


Inclusion Criteria

  • All sexes
  • Ages 18 to 100 years old
  • Patients undergoing carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, distal radius fracture fixation, De quervain’s release, cyst excision, or finger fracture fixation
  • Have a smart phone compatible with the app


Exclusion Criteria

  • Participants who conflict with the inclusion criteria



The study will be held at Stanford Health Care in Redwood City, California. You may contact Sara Eppler via phone at 650-724-6935 or via email at if you have any questions or concerns.



The study is sponsored by Stanford University. Robin N. Kamal, MD is the Principal Investigator.

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