Anne D. Callahan, Pamela McEntee; Splinting Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Flexion Contractures: A New Design. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(6):408-413. doi: 10.5014/ajot.40.6.408.
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Proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture is a common and persistent problem in hand rehabilitation. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of several current splint designs for correcting this contracture and introduces an alternate design that uses wire in a 3-point pressure system. The advantages of this design include ease of fabrication, patient appeal, and effectiveness.
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