Low Profile Dynamic Hand Splinting,
American Journal of Occupational Therapy – 1983

Dynamic splinting is a well-accepted modality in gaining joint motion in the injured hand. Presented is a splinting design system referred to as “low profile” dynamic splinting whereby high outriggers are avoided. A review of the literature reveals that this technique is based on the original design approach used by Dr. Sterling Bunnell. Described are the basic principles of the low profile design system, with illustrations of the system in specific splints and specific construction details. This splinting system is indicated for a stiff hand that has sustained direct trauma. Hands with a muscle imbalance secondary to a central nervous system or peripheral nerve lesion require a different splinting approach, which is not within the scope of this paper… View Complete Article

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol.37, No.3, p182-188, March 1983

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