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.
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A collection of procedures for splinting, casting, and taping parts of the hand and arm. The first of the 24 chapters review upper extremity anatomy, tissue healing guidelines, and mechanical principles. The working section provides directions and patterns for fabricating digit-based, hand-based, forearm-based, and arm-based splints in a series of four chapters that covers immobilization, mobilization, restriction, and nonarticular splints. Finally, splinting interventions for specific diagnoses and populations are described. Black and white photographs illustrate the procedures and final results. Spiral binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR