Effect of customized hand rehabilitation tool to improve functional outcome of hand in subjects with hand injuries.

  • Akanksha A. Nalawade Intern, Department of Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to Be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Smita B. Kanase Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy
  • Khushboo J. Bathia Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy
  • Chanrakant Babaso Patil Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy
Keywords: Customized hand rehabilitation tool, functional outcome, hand injuries, hand rehabilitation.


Objective: To determine the effect of customized hand rehabilitation tool to improve functional outcome of hand in subjects with hand injuries.

Materials and Methods: 10 post operative hand injury subjects were included in this study as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects were treated with paraffin wax bath, Maitland Mobilization and customized hand rehabilitation tool for 4 days per week for 6 weeks. The outcomes measures were goniometry(ROM), Manual muscle testing(MUSCLE STRENGTH) and Michigan hand outcome questionnaire (FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME).

Result: The statistical analysis showed extremely significant improvement in range of motion, muscle strength and functional outcomes with p value <0.0001.

Conclusion: The use of customized hand rehabilitation tool showed improvement in functional outcome of hand in subjects with hand injuries.


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