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ACE Report #4844
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Multimodal treatment effective in reducing pain in thumb carpometacarpal joint OA patients

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effectiveness of a manual therapy and exercise protocol in patients with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(4):204-13. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4524. Epub 2013 Mar 13

Contributing Authors: JH Villafane JA Cleland C Fernandez-de-Las-Penas

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60 patients with thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive multimodal manual therapy or a sham treatment, in order to determine the efficacy of manual therapy on pain management. Following evaluations over a 2 month period, results exhibited that patients who received multimodal manual therapy experienced greater reductions in pain in comparison to those who ...

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