Hand surgery

HAND SURGERY AND
HAND THERAPY

Guideline objectives: to provide information on the surgical and conservative therapeutic hand management of children and adults diagnosed with EB.

Target users: hand surgeons, occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists, hand therapists, and people living with EB.

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HAND SURGERY AND HAND THERAPY CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA

Published 2022 | Funded by DEBRA UK

Topics covered in these guidelines include:

  • hand surgery

    • does surgery improve hand function?

    • Does patient selection/preparation influence outcomes?

    • Do specific surgical techniques/resources influence safety/outcomes?

  • hand therapy

    • does non-operative treatment alter the natural hisotry of deformity?

    • does postoperative hand therapy help maintain surgical results?

    • do assistive devices and activity modifications improve hand function/quality of life/independence?

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