Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity

Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity

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This new resource instructs students and clinicians in splint fabrication techniques and related interventions for the upper extremity, and highlights anatomical and biomechanical principles specifically related to splints. It defines the purpose of splints, and offers associated indications and precautions. Intelligently organized and generously illustrated, each chapter includes clinical hints, and a specific section dedicated to splinting for a spectrum of diagnoses and populations. Indexes provide a user-friendly cross-reference that lists splints by name and splints by diagnosis to assist the reader in usage of the manual. Also provides insight into the clinical experience with emphasis on containing cost while maximizing time efficiency. Professional hands-on splinting workshops are going on for all levels of experience--visit cj-education.com to find out if these authors are coming to your area!Protects the surgical repair by preventing any movement of the fingers, thumb, or wrist until sufficient healing has occurred. ... Begins 1 to 3 days after surgery and incorporates an active contraction from the muscle of the repaired tendon(s).

Title:Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity
Author:MaryLynn A. Jacobs, Noelle Austin, Noelle M. Austin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2003


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