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Research Article  |   March 1981
A Dynamic Splint for Use After Total Wrist Arthroplasty
Author Affiliations
  • Barbara M. Johnson, M.A., OTR, was an occupational therapist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, and is currently a hand therapist at the Fondren Orthopedic Group, Houston, Texas
  • Mary Jean Gregory Flynn, M.A., OTR, was an occupational therapist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota; currently at the Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Robert D. Beckenbaugh, M.D., is a consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Splinting / Features
Research Article   |   March 1981
A Dynamic Splint for Use After Total Wrist Arthroplasty
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1981, Vol. 35, 179-184. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.3.179
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1981, Vol. 35, 179-184. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.3.179
Abstract

Total wrist arthroplasty has been performed at the Mayo Clinic for the past 5 years. The procedure has necessitated the development of a dynamic wrist splint for postoperative care. This article provides a step-by-step outline for construction of this splint.