Range of motion at the wrist: a comparison study of four wrist extension orthoses and the free hand.

@article{Collier2002RangeOM,
  title={Range of motion at the wrist: a comparison study of four wrist extension orthoses and the free hand.},
  author={Sarah E Collier and Julie Jepsen Thomas},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={180-4}
}
OBJECTIVE This study compared the total wrist range of motion permitted by four different styles of wrist extension orthoses and the free hand. METHOD Using a repeated-measures, counterbalanced design, 40 healthy female volunteers 20 to 39 years of age shot a basketball while free handed and while wearing each of four wrist extension orthoses: AlignRite; Rolyan D-Ring Long; Rolyan D-Ring Short; and a custom-made, thumb hole design orthosis. The motion at the wrist was measured by an… CONTINUE READING

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