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2022 Aug 16

J Hand Ther

Beyond the hand and upper extremity: The role of hand therapists in care of people with rheumatic diseases.


Invited Clinical Commentary BACKGROUND: Arthritis is one of the most frequently reported causes of disability in the United States and the prevalence is expected to increase in the coming decades. While many rheumatic diseases involve hand impairments, most are systemic and involve more than the musculoskeletal system. Functional and work disability are high and people would benefit from the services of occupational and physical therapists.