Quantifying the effectiveness of silver ring splints to correct swan-neck deformity
Metcalf, C.D., Spicka, C., Adams, J. and MacLeod, C. (2009) Quantifying the effectiveness of silver ring splints to correct swan-neck deformity. In, 22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, ZA, 05 - 09 Jul 2009. 1pp.
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Swan-neck deformity is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis affecting the fingers. It can be classified by hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint and flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint . Methods to correct hyperextension of the PIP joint range from surgery to splinting techniques . Silver ring splints (SRSs) were recently identified as a possible alternative to surgery and traditional thermoplastic splints because patient adherence was improved by their appearance . The objective of this study was to investigate whether the SRSs restrict PIP joint hyperextension during a fine dexterity task.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||silver ring splints, hand function, hand biomechanics, 3D, finger, pipj, pip, hyperextension, swan-neck deformity|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
|Date Deposited:||30 Jul 2009|
|Last Modified:||08 Apr 2013 15:10|
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