Evaluation & Treatment of Hand Scars; What’s the Evidence?
Scar pain or hypersensitivity is common following hand injury and surgery and is associated with long term impairment in hand function. This advanced session will present current evidence underpinning best practice in the evaluation and treatment of scars in the hand. During this interactive session, participants will advocate for the scar outcomes they believe are relevant and important to their clinical cohort and will collaborate with their hand therapy colleagues to reach consensus regarding important scar- related outcomes. Finally, this session will highlight gaps in the evidence for scar evaluation and treatment, proposing an agenda for future hand therapy research and innovation.
Participants will have an increased awareness of the range of standardized and non-standardized scar outcome measures and their applications in hand therapy patients
Participants will have an increased awareness of the evidence underpinning commonly employed hand therapy interventions for the management of scar hypersensitivity and scar remodelling
Attendees will engage with the evidence for the evaluation of scar and participate in a consensus building activity, reflecting on and advocating for scar outcomes that are relevant and important to their clinical population