Splinting the Hand with a Peripheral Nerve Injury,
Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity – 2002

Splinting the hand with a peripheral nerve injury is both easy and difficult. The ease of splinting results from the readily recognizable and often identical deformities. Therefore, unlike many other hand injuries, the deformities resulting from isolated peripheral nerve paralysis are usually effectively splinted using standard splinting designs. The difficulty, however, in splinting peripheral nerve paralysis arises from the impossibility of building a static external device that substitutes for the intricately balanced muscles the splint attempts to replace… View Complete Chapter

Chapter 34: Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, eds: Mackin, Callahan, Osterman, Skirven, Schneider, and Hunter, 5th ed, p622-634, Mosby, Inc.; 2002

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