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Alternatives to Hand Therapy for Hand Surgery Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03779958
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Logistics (Research Staffing))
First Posted : December 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robin Kamal, Stanford University

Brief Summary:
Patients will be asked to use a mobile phone app to conduct their hand therapy after having hand surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Trigger Finger Ganglion Cysts Distal Radius Fracture Finger Fracture De Quervain Syndrome Other: Mobile App

Detailed Description:
Patients who are undergoing the included procedures will be informed of the study & consented. They will be given information on how to download the app & input their surgery date. The app will guide the patient through various hand therapy exercises and ask them to record their QuickDASH, PSFS and VAS Pain weekly.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Alternatives to Hand Therapy for Hand Surgery Patients
Actual Study Start Date : January 12, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2023

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Study Group
All patients will be given information about a mobile app to use during the recovery period to assist with hand therapy activities
Other: Mobile App
a mobile app that demonstrates hand therapy exercises

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. QuickDASH [ Time Frame: once a week for 6 weeks ]
    The QD is a short form of the DASH, which measures disability of the arm, shoulder and hand. it is scored 0-100, with higher scores indicating higher disability

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Specific Functional Scale [ Time Frame: once a week for 6 weeks ]
    the PSFS is a validated measure of disability, that is scored on a 0-10 scale with lower scored indicating higher disability.

  2. VAS Pain [ Time Frame: once a week for 6 weeks ]
    VAS pain is a validated measure of pain, scored 0-10, with higher scores indicating higher pain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients presenting to a single hand surgery clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing the following procedures: carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, distal radius fracture fixation, de quervains release, cyst excision, finger fracture fixation
  • smart phone that is compatible with the app

Exclusion Criteria:


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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03779958

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United States, California
Stanford Health Care
Redwood City, California, United States, 94063
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
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Principal Investigator: Robin N Kamal, MD Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Robin Kamal, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Identifier: NCT03779958    
Other Study ID Numbers: 47777
First Posted: December 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ganglion Cysts
Trigger Finger Disorder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Pathologic Processes
Wounds and Injuries
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Connective Tissue Diseases
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries
Tendon Entrapment
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases