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All patients have returned to work at the same occupations which brought on their original symptoms.



LS - Patient Account Representative

*Left-handed patient diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome in October 1995. Although the left hand was more symptomatic, surgery was performed on the right hand in May 1997. After 9 weeks of postoperative physical therapy on the right hand without FLEXTEND, there was still no relief from symptoms, or improvement in hand function.

This patient was later referred to another physical therapy clinic where she used FLEXTEND on both hands, from 7/15/97 to 9/4/97.

The results are as follows:

*FINGER MEASUREMENTS:

* Data available upon request.


WRIST FLEXION:

DATE

7/15/1997

9/4/1997

LEFT

76 degrees

90 degrees

Increase +14 degrees

RIGHT

36 degrees

90 degrees

Increase +54 degrees


WRIST EXTENSION:

DATE

7/15/1997

9/4/1997

LEFT

55 degrees

86 degrees

Increase +31 degrees

RIGHT

16 degrees

88 degrees

Increase +72 degrees

GRIP STRENGTH:

DATE

7/15/1997

9/4/1997

LEFT

25 lbs.

95 lbs.

Increase in pounds +75 lbs.

RIGHT

18 lbs.

80 lbs.

Increase in pounds +62 lbs.

 

*All subjects continue to use FLEXTEND on a regular basis to improve and maintain hand function. Average exercise program: 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 3x a week.



RK - Office Manager

*Right-handed patient diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms experienced were tingling and numbness in the hands and fingers, and severe pain shooting up the arms into the elbows.

This patient used FLEXTEND 3 days per week beginning on 8/14/97 and ending on 9/8/97.

The results are as follows:

WRIST FLEXION:

DATE:

8/14/97

9/8/97

LEFT:

88 degrees

92 degrees

Increase +4 degrees

RIGHT:

84 degrees

94 degrees

Increase +10 degrees

WRIST EXTENSION:

DATE:

8/14/97

9/8/97

LEFT:

76 degrees

76 degrees

Increase +0 degrees

RIGHT:

74 degrees

74 degrees

Increase +0 degrees

GRIP STRENGTH:

DATE:

8/14/97

9/8/97

LEFT:

60 lbs.

65 lbs.

Increase in pounds +5 lbs.

RIGHT:

70 lbs.

80 lbs.

Increase in pounds +10 lbs.

 



KG - Mechanic

*Right-handed patient diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms were more severe in the right hand compared with the left. The patient experienced a dramatic reduction of symptoms, and positive increases in range of motion and total grip strength. FLEXTEND was used on both hands from 10/13/97 to 10/27/97.

The results are as follows:

*FINGER MEASUREMENTS:

* Data available upon request.

WRIST FLEXION:

DATE

10/13/97

10/27/97

 

LEFT

74 degrees

82 degrees

Increase +08 degrees

RIGHT

74 degrees

80 degrees

Increase +06 degrees

WRIST EXTENSION:

DATE

10/13/97

10/27/97

 

LEFT

70 degrees

76 degrees

Increase +06 degrees

RIGHT

68 degrees

80 degrees

Increase +12 degrees

GRIP STRENGTH:

DATE

10/13/97

10/27/97

 

LEFT

113 lbs.

117 lbs.

Increase in pounds +04 lbs.

RIGHT

119 lbs.

121 lbs.

Increase in pounds +02 lbs.

*All subjects continue to use FLEXTEND on a regular basis to improve and maintain hand function. Average exercise program: 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 3x a week.



LW - Sargent: U.S. Military

*Right-handed patient diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient used FLEXTEND on both hands from 8/25/97 to 9/15/97. All patient symptoms were alleviated during this treatment time.

The results are as follows:

*FINGER MEASUREMENTS:

* Data available upon request.

WRIST FLEXION:

DATE

8/25/97

9/15/97

 

LEFT

72 degrees

80 degrees

Increase +08 degrees

RIGHT

76 degrees

92 degrees

Increase +16 degrees

WRIST EXTENSION:

DATE

8/25/97

9/15/97

 

LEFT

54 degrees

62 degrees

Increase +08 degrees

RIGHT

74 degrees

80 degrees

Increase +06 degrees

GRIP STRENGTH:

DATE

8/25/97

9/15/97

 

LEFT

80 lbs.

89 lbs.

Increase in pounds +09 lbs.

RIGHT

83 lbs.

95 lbs.

Increase in pounds +12 lbs.

*All subjects continue to use FLEXTEND on a regular basis to improve and maintain hand function. Average exercise program: 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 3x a week.



DH - Editor and Writer

*Right handed patient diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome of the right hand. The patient had recurring pain and discomfort in the wrist and tendon attachments of the hand, with pain in the elbow and shoulder. Patient made fantastic progress in range of motion of the fingers and wrist, increases in grip strength, and reduction of symptoms. FLEXTEND was used on both hands from 10/6/97 to 10/20/97.

The results are as follows:

*FINGER MEASUREMENTS:

* Data available upon request.

WRIST FLEXION:

DATE

10/06/97

11/20/97

 

LEFT

75 degrees

94 degrees

Increase +19 degrees

RIGHT

90 degrees

94 degrees

Increase +04 degrees

WRIST EXTENSION:

DATE

10/06/97

11/20/97

 

LEFT

90 degrees

90 degrees

No change

RIGHT

90 degrees

90 degrees

No change

ULNAR DEVIATION:

DATE

10/06/97

11/20/97

 

LEFT

50 degrees

48 degrees

-02 degrees

RIGHT

10 degrees

46 degrees

+36 degrees

RADIAL DEVIATION:

DATE

10/06/97

11/20/97

 

LEFT

20 degrees

44 degrees

+24 degrees

RIGHT

25 degrees

40 degrees

+15 degrees

GRIP STRENGTH:

DATE

10/06/97

11/20/97

 

LEFT

75 lbs.

87 lbs.

Increase in pounds +12 lbs.

RIGHT

80 lbs.

100 lbs.

Increase in pounds +20 lbs.

*All subjects continue to use FLEXTEND on a regular basis to improve and maintain hand function. Average exercise program: 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 3x a week.