A case report on the use of vibration to improve soft tissue extensibility after major trauma.

By Brewin MP, Bexon CJ, Tucker SC

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A case report on the use of vibration to improve soft tissue extensibility after major trauma.

J Hand Ther. 2017 May 04;:

Authors: Brewin MP, Bexon CJ, Tucker SC

Abstract
This report presents a case where vibration training to the arm alone, as opposed to whole-body vibration, was used to aid rehabilitation to a serious traumatic injury. An improvement in soft tissue extensibility to a major traumatic wound to the wrist and forearm has been noted in a therapy plan including vibration under stretch. After 12 weeks of intensive therapy, a considerable improvement was seen in both the active extension of the wrist and the composite extension of all fingers. This may highlight the use of vibration, as an adjunct to therapy, to specific areas of the human body for improving outcome from traumatic injury.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: IV.

PMID: 28479025 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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