The Biomechanics of a Thumb Carpometacarpal Immobilization Splint: Design & Fitting,
Journal of Hand Therapy – 2000

Abstract: Splinting for the common osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb is infrequently described in literature, but the few splints that are described include one or both adjacent joints. This paper describes the design and biomechanics of a custom-molded thumb CMC immobilization splint that excludes the thumb metacarpophalangeal and wrist joints… View Complete Article

Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 13, Issue 3, p228-235, July-Sept 2000

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