Splints: mechanics versus convention.

  • Elaine Ewing Fess
  • Published 1995 in
    Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the…


Splints are specialized engineering machines that are created to solve specific upper-extremity problems. Astute manipulation of mechanical concepts increases splint efficiency, enhances patient comfort and function, and improves splint durability, while diminishing cost and frustration. Creation of splint designs should be based on mechanical fact rather… (More)


  • Presentations referencing similar topics