Soft Splinting Technique for Maintaining Thumb Abduction,
Journal of Hand Therapy – 1991

Problem: Patients with an edematous, immobilized hand can develop an adduction contracture of the first web space very quickly. However, this population may not tolerate the hardness of thermoplastics and, because of casts and other proximal immobilization such as external fixators, commonly applied splints may not be practical… View Complete Article

Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p22, Jan-Mar 1991

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