rheumatology
Osteoarthritis

Thumb splints may have had their day in hand OA: trial

Splints are of no additional benefit in the management of thumb-base OA, a randomised controlled trial concludes.  The trial randomised 349 patients with symptomatic thumb-base OA and moderate pain to either 8 weeks of self-management; 8 weeks of self-management plus a verum splint; or 8 weeks of self-management plus a placebo splint. Both patients in ...

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