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    Occupational Therapist

    Splinting 101

    Anatomic and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting


    • Define the anatomical terminology used in splint prescriptions
    • Relate anatomy of the upper extremity to splint design
    • Identify arches of the hand
    • Identify creases of the hand
    • Articulate the importance of the hand's arches and creases to splinting
    • Recall actions and nerve innervations of upper extremity musculature
    • Differentiate prehensile and grasp patterns of the hand
    • Apply basic biomechanical principles to splint design
    • Describe the correct width and length for a forearm splint
    • Describe uses of padding in a splint
    • Explain the reason splint edges should be rolled or flared
    • Relate contour to splint fabrication
    • Describe the change in skin and soft tissue mechanics with scar tissue, material application, edema, contractures, wounds, and infection

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT


    $38.00 USD

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