“Supersplint”: A new dynamic combination splint for the burned hand

O. Van Straten, A. Sagi

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Abstract

Dynamic splinting for the burned hand is used worldwide. We previously presented a home hand thcrapv program. This program included a series of dynamic splints made by the occupational therapist for daily use by the patient. The “supersplint” evolved from the need to reduce the rime required to manufacture the splints for the home therapy program; it also reduced patient-therapist sessions in the occupational therapy unit. The supersplint provides active-resistive movements of the fingers and thumb. As range of motion progresses, resistance can be increased to strengthen muscles and tendons. The supersplint provides tendon gliding, helps control edema, prevents muscle disuse, prevents skin and capsular contracture, minimizes complications, and helps prevent deformities. The patient uses the supersplint daily as part of an occupational therapy program that includes activities of daily living, prevention of shoulder hand syndrome, and scar therapy (including pressure garments). (J Burn Care Rchabil 2000;21:71-3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

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