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 [1]. Methods to correct hyperextension of the PIP joint range from surgery to splinting techniques [2]. 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 [3]. 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
ePrint ID: 67024
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
6 July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:53
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67024

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