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Research Article  |   September 1991
A Belly Gutter Splint for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Flexion Contracture
Author Affiliations
  • Shin-Han Wu is Director of Therapists, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 10591
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Research Article   |   September 1991
A Belly Gutter Splint for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Flexion Contracture
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1991, Vol. 45, 839-843. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.9.839
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1991, Vol. 45, 839-843. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.9.839
Abstract

Various splints are available for the correction of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion contracture in patients with hand injuries. This article discusses the mechanics of several splints. The belly gutter splint, an alternative design that can be used for this contracture, is introduced.