Is routine splintage following primary total knee replacement necessary? A prospective randomised trial.

@article{Horton2002IsRS,
  title={Is routine splintage following primary total knee replacement necessary? A prospective randomised trial.},
  author={Trudi Horton and R B Jackson and Narshimhan Mohan and Jay Hambidge},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={229-31}
}
It was hypothesised that routine splintage following primary total knee replacement has no affect on flexion deformity and offers no benefit over simple wool and crepe. Fifty-five patients undergoing primary total knee replacement were entered into a prospective study. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: The first group was rehabilitated without a splint and the second received an adjustable semi-rigid extension splint (Richards splint) for the first 48 h after surgery. Range of… CONTINUE READING
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