Rehabilitation settings may be inpatient or outpatient. The focus here is outpatient rehabilitation services. Often patients are referred to these services from work-related injuries to the shoulder, arm, elbow, and hand. Conditions such as carpal tunnel, arthritis, fractures, muscle and tendon injuries, and amputations are common in outpatient rehabilitation settings ("The Role of Occupational Therapy for Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity," n.d.). The occupational therapy practitioner's goal is to assist the patient with compensating, maintaining, or regaining use of the affected limb in order for the person to participate in desired daily functions.