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Conservative Management of Midcarpal Instability

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Conservative Management of Midcarpal Instability

C Harwood et al. J Hand Surg Eur Vol.

Abstract

Midcarpal instability is a complex condition that can present in various forms, from mild pain to debilitating subluxation. Once diagnosed, treatment guidelines for hand therapy are limited by the scarcity of high-level evidence. Evidence does exist for use of proprioceptive awareness and neuromuscular rehabilitation for instability of the knee, shoulder and ankle joint, but studies of similar programmes for the wrist joint have not been published. The purpose of this review is to examine the evidence supporting current concepts in the non-operative management of midcarpal instability, and to provide recommendations for the management of this condition with hand therapy.

Keywords: Midcarpal instability; carpal instability; conservative management; proprioceptive rehabilitation; therapeutic management.

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