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Effectiveness on the use of the GripAble platform in distal radius fracture: case study


MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Carlota Vieira,1 Catarina Antão,1 António Arsénio Duarte,2 Ana Paula Martins,3 José Luís Coelho4

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Abstract

Distal radius fracture is characterized by loss of bone continuity and is often caused due to falls on the hands. It can occur at any age and can cause changes in customers’ activities of daily living. The aim of this case study is to analyze the efficacy of conventional occupational therapy treatment, associated with the use of the GripAble platform in a person diagnosed with distal radius fracture. We intended to conduct a prospective observational study with descriptive basis, with a 62-year-old female subject with distal radius fracture treated conservatively. The patient was followed by Occupational Therapy on a south hospital in Portugal. Occupational Therapy using virtual rehabilitation through GripAble allowed to achieve significant improvements in pain, joint range of motion and grip strength of the case under study. Virtual rehabilitation through GripAble, associated with conservative treatment, was effective in the rehabilitation process of a case of distal radius fracture.

Keywords

distal radius fracture, gripable, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, hand

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