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Alternatives to Hand Therapy for Hand Surgery Patients

April 5, 2019

Overview

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

 

Location

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 seppler@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sponsors/Collaborators

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

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