Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity: Principles and Process / Edition 1

Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity: Principles and Process / Edition 1

by Noelle M. Austin
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780683306309
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I: Splinting Fundamentals

1. Splint Classification

2. Anatomical Principles

3. Tissue Healing

4. Mechanical Principles

5. Equipment and Materials

6. Process of Splinting

II: Splint Fabrication

7. Immobilization Splints

8. Mobilization Splints

9. Restrictive Splints

10. Nonarticular Splints

III: Optional Methods

11. Prefabricated Splints

12. Casting Techniques

13. Taping Techniques

14. Splinting with Neoprene

IV: Splinting for Specific Diagnoses and Populations

15. Stiffness

16. Fractures

17. Arthritis

18. Tendon Injuries

19. Peripheral Nerve Injuries

20. The Athlete

21. Adult Neurological Dysfunction

22. The Pediatric Patient

23. Burns

24. The Musician

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