Metcalf, Cheryl, Spicka, C., Adams, J. and MacLeod, C.
Quantifying the effectiveness of silver ring splints to correct swan-neck deformity
At 22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, South Africa.
05 - 09 Jul 2009.
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.
Conference or Workshop Item
|Venue - Dates:
||22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, South Africa, 2009-07-05 - 2009-07-09
||silver ring splints, hand function, hand biomechanics, 3D, finger, pipj, pip, hyperextension, swan-neck deformity
||Advancing Clinical & Expert Practice
|6 July 2009||Published|
||30 Jul 2009
||18 Apr 2017 21:28
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