Splinting to Reduce Upper Extremity Pain: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : June 28, 2017)
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RB1106-000

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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding splinting to reduce chronic upper extremity pain?


Key Message

Two systematic reviews, three randomized controlled trials, and six non-randomized studies were identified regarding splinting to reduce upper extremity pain. Additionally, two evidence-based guidelines were identified.