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The role of timely intervention and physiotherapy in patients of hand injury

Authors:Pankaj Agarwal, Manu Rajan, Sanjay Dvivedi, Mayank Nautiyal
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(3): 5055-5057  |  PDF File  |  Category: Orthopedics


Abstract: Objective: To study the importance of proper and timely intervention and role of physiotherapy in patients of hand injury. Material and Method: This is a prospective study of 86 patients who presented to the OPD/Emergency with a primary diagnosis of hand injury. Result: 19 of the 24 patients who presented more than 24 hrs after injury presented with complications either because of improper management or because they presented late. 59 patients were advised regular physiotherapy but 22 of these patients either did not undergo physiotherapy or were not regular, 9 of these 22 patients had a poor functional outcome. Conclusion: Proper and timely intervention can significantly lower the complication rate in the patients of hand injury and regular physiotherapy in the post-operative period can lead to better functional outcome.