Hand orthosis as a writing aid in writer's cramp

Mov Disord. 2001 Nov;16(6):1185-9. doi: 10.1002/mds.1223.


Writer's cramp is a focal, task-specific dystonia of the hand and wrist. It primarily affects people who do a significant amount of writing, and causes difficulties in writing. We present five cases with writer's cramp who showed improvement in their writing ability with an applied hand orthosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dystonic Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Female
  • Hand
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • Orthotic Devices*
  • Writing*