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12.08.2021 | report

Splinting for the treatment of pediatric trigger thumbs: a pilot study

verfasst von: M.D. Ass. Prof. PD Dr. Sebastian Farr, O.T. Doris Taurok

Erschienen in: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

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Summary

Controversy still exists whether conservative treatment may be a useful option for the treatment of pediatric trigger thumbs. We reviewed a random sample patient cohort with regard to success rates depending on whether flexible or fixed trigger thumbs were present. We performed a pilot study of 13 children (15 thumbs), who received a standardized treatment protocol including a custom-made thermoplastic splint for use during sleeping hours for a minimum of 3 months. Splinting was of only minor value for moderate and severe cases was but was beneficial for the majority of patients showing triggering symptoms only. It may thus be a reasonable option to delay surgery in infants with mild/flexible cases.

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Metadaten
Titel
Splinting for the treatment of pediatric trigger thumbs: a pilot study
verfasst von
M.D. Ass. Prof. PD Dr. Sebastian Farr
O.T. Doris Taurok
Publikationsdatum
12.08.2021
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Print ISSN: 0043-5341
Elektronische ISSN: 1563-258X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10354-021-00860-8