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Return to work recommendations after carpal tunnel release: a survey of UK hand surgeons and hand therapists

Return to work recommendations after carpal tunnel release: a survey of UK hand surgeons and hand therapists
Return to work recommendations after carpal tunnel release: a survey of UK hand surgeons and hand therapists
There is a limited evidence base from which to derive recommendations for safe and effective return to different types of occupation after carpal tunnel release surgery. The current practice of members of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Association of Hand Therapists was investigated with a questionnaire. In total, 173 surgeons and 137 therapists responded from an estimated sample of 1959. Median recommended return-to-work times were 7 days for desk-based duties, 15 days for repetitive light manual duties and 30 days for heavy manual duties. However, the responses were wide-ranging: 0–30 days for desk-based; 1–56 days for repetitive light manual; and 1–90 days for heavy manual. Variation in the recommended timescales for return to work and other functional activities after carpal tunnel release suggests that patients are receiving different and possibly even conflicting advice.
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Newington, Lisa, Anne, Francis, Kristin, Ntani, Georgia, Warwick, David, Adams, Joanna and Walker-Bone, Karen (2018) Return to work recommendations after carpal tunnel release: a survey of UK hand surgeons and hand therapists. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 23 (8), 875-878. (doi:10.1177/1753193418786375).

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There is a limited evidence base from which to derive recommendations for safe and effective return to different types of occupation after carpal tunnel release surgery. The current practice of members of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Association of Hand Therapists was investigated with a questionnaire. In total, 173 surgeons and 137 therapists responded from an estimated sample of 1959. Median recommended return-to-work times were 7 days for desk-based duties, 15 days for repetitive light manual duties and 30 days for heavy manual duties. However, the responses were wide-ranging: 0–30 days for desk-based; 1–56 days for repetitive light manual; and 1–90 days for heavy manual. Variation in the recommended timescales for return to work and other functional activities after carpal tunnel release suggests that patients are receiving different and possibly even conflicting advice.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 June 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 July 2018
Published date: October 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 421515
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421515
ISSN: 2043-6289
PURE UUID: 50aa6415-c5cd-454b-a1ab-bc54cdd3e32f
ORCID for Lisa, Anne Newington: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6954-2981
ORCID for Joanna Adams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1765-7060
ORCID for Karen Walker-Bone: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5992-1459

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2018 16:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 02:43

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Author: Lisa, Anne Newington ORCID iD
Author: Kristin Francis
Author: Georgia Ntani
Author: David Warwick
Author: Joanna Adams ORCID iD

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