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Rehabilitation of the infected hand

Rogers, Laurie

doi: 10.1097/BCO.0b013e3181f9ac70
SPECIAL FOCUS: Hand & Wrist
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Infections in the hand can quickly lead to devastating consequences in the form of limited motion, pain and dysfunction. This article reviews the role that hand therapy plays in the treatment of these conditions. The most common hand infections treated by therapists are described as well as the appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Department of Hand Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC

Correspondence to Laurie Rogers, OT/CHT, National Rehabilitation Hospital, 2021 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20003

Tel: +301 848 9671; fax: +202 466 9465;

e-mail: laurie.rogers@medstar.net

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.