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Quantifying the effectiveness of silver ring splints to correct swan-neck deformity

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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.

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Metcalf, Cheryl, Spicka, C., Adams, J. and MacLeod, C. (2009) 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. 1 pp.

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Published date: 6 July 2009
Venue - Dates: 22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, South Africa, 2009-07-05 - 2009-07-09
Keywords: silver ring splints, hand function, hand biomechanics, 3D, finger, pipj, pip, hyperextension, swan-neck deformity
Organisations: Advancing Clinical & Expert Practice

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Local EPrints ID: 67024
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67024
PURE UUID: a7b101ff-4740-4399-97f6-74f6e8e85735
ORCID for Cheryl Metcalf: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-6066

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Date deposited: 30 Jul 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:21

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