Splinting strategies and controversies.

  title={Splinting strategies and controversies.},
  author={Reg L Richard and R Scott Ward},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  volume={26 5},
Splinting is a common burn care intervention strategy based on logical anatomic and biomechanical principles. The persistence of scar contraction requires countermeasures, frequently splints, and most clinicians would concur that splints are valuable in opposing these contraction forces. Clinical decisions about splinting are often made on respected opinion, leading mainly to design and application options. Variables that affect splinting strategy include the risk-to-benefit ratio of the splint… CONTINUE READING

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