A new dynamic splint for postoperative treatment of flexor tendon injury.

@article{Werntz1989AND,
  title={A new dynamic splint for postoperative treatment of flexor tendon injury.},
  author={J R Werntz and Stephen P Chesher and Warren C. Breidenbach and Harold E Kleinert and Marc Bissonnette},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={559-66}
}
This dynamic splint lessens resistance to finger extension and increases the arc of motion through full passive flexion of the injured fingers. Rubber bands run from the tips of the injured fingers under a spring-loaded roller bar at the metacarpophalangeal joint level to a coiled lever at the distal flexor surface of the forearm. The wrist is positioned in… CONTINUE READING