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Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Hand Clin 2019; 35(4):403-410HC

Abstract

The prevention and treatment of hand injuries in low- to middle-income countries needs to be a priority. Surgical outreach trips are a primary avenue for patients to receive interventions. Challenges include language and cultural barriers, poor infrastructure, and limitations in a patient's ability to follow-up. Strategies to maximize patient functional outcomes include cultural competence, patient education resources, overcoming communication barriers, and using task-shifting strategies. Local therapists' knowledge and clinical skills can be enhanced. With improvements in data collection, therapists may contribute to gaining knowledge of outcomes in low- to middle-income countries.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Michigan Medicine Plastic Surgery Clinic, Domino's Farms, Lobby A, rm 1108, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan Medicine, 325 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA.Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, The University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 2130 Taubman Center, SPC 5340, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340, USA. Electronic address: kecchung@med.umich.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31585600

Citation

Riggs, Jeanne, and Kevin C. Chung. "Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Hand Clinics, vol. 35, no. 4, 2019, pp. 403-410.
Riggs J, Chung KC. Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Hand Clin. 2019;35(4):403-410.
Riggs, J., & Chung, K. C. (2019). Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Hand Clinics, 35(4), pp. 403-410. doi:10.1016/j.hcl.2019.07.005.
Riggs J, Chung KC. Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Hand Clin. 2019;35(4):403-410. PubMed PMID: 31585600.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Postoperative Management of Hand Surgery in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries. AU - Riggs,Jeanne, AU - Chung,Kevin C, PY - 2019/10/6/entrez KW - Global surgery KW - Hand therapy KW - Low- and middle-income countries KW - Outreach trips KW - Postoperative therapy KW - Rehabilitation SP - 403 EP - 410 JF - Hand clinics JO - Hand Clin VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - The prevention and treatment of hand injuries in low- to middle-income countries needs to be a priority. Surgical outreach trips are a primary avenue for patients to receive interventions. Challenges include language and cultural barriers, poor infrastructure, and limitations in a patient's ability to follow-up. Strategies to maximize patient functional outcomes include cultural competence, patient education resources, overcoming communication barriers, and using task-shifting strategies. Local therapists' knowledge and clinical skills can be enhanced. With improvements in data collection, therapists may contribute to gaining knowledge of outcomes in low- to middle-income countries. SN - 1558-1969 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31585600/Postoperative_Management_of_Hand_Surgery_in_the_Low-_and_Middle-Income_Countries L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0749-0712(19)30075-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -