splints

Summary

Summary: Rigid or flexible appliances used to maintain in position a displaced or movable part or to keep in place and protect an injured part. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint: closed reduction and early active motion or static splinting; a retrospective study
    R Arora
    Department of Trauma Surgery, University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:486-8. 2004
  2. ncbi ["Splint dishabituation" in treatment of distal injuries of the digital extensor tendons]
    A S Zolotov
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 165:35-7. 2006
  3. doi [Primary treatment of acute extensor tendon injuries of the hand]
    Rohit Arora
    Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie, Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, Innsbruck, Austria
    Oper Orthop Traumatol 20:13-24. 2008
  4. doi Effectiveness of two finger splints for swan neck deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, crossover trial
    F J van der Giesen
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1025-31. 2009
  5. ncbi Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome with nerve and tendon gliding exercises
    Elif Akalin
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:108-13. 2002
  6. doi Traction splints: effective nonsurgical way of managing proximal phalanx fractures
    Ashok Raj Koul
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, India
    J Trauma 66:1641-6. 2009
  7. ncbi Short-term effects of dynamic lycra splints on upper limb in hemiplegic patients
    J M Gracies
    Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81:1547-55. 2000
  8. ncbi Effects of Johnstone pressure splints combined with neurodevelopmental therapy on spasticity and cutaneous sensory inputs in spastic cerebral palsy
    M Kerem
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Cerebral Palsy and Paediatric Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Dev Med Child Neurol 43:307-13. 2001
  9. doi Efficacy of wrist working splints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled study
    M M Veehof
    University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1698-704. 2008
  10. doi Herbst treatment with mandibular cast splints--revisited
    Tarek El-Fateh
    Private Practice, Wetzlar, Germany
    Angle Orthod 81:820-7. 2011

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Publications224 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint: closed reduction and early active motion or static splinting; a retrospective study
    R Arora
    Department of Trauma Surgery, University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:486-8. 2004
    ..The patients were assigned randomly. The inclusion criteria were: adult patients over the age of 18 with isolated, acute, closed dorsolateral dislocation of the PIP joint...
  2. ncbi ["Splint dishabituation" in treatment of distal injuries of the digital extensor tendons]
    A S Zolotov
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 165:35-7. 2006
    ..The proposed protocol of "splint dishabituation" improved the results of treatment of injuries of the "mallet finger" type...
  3. doi [Primary treatment of acute extensor tendon injuries of the hand]
    Rohit Arora
    Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie, Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, Innsbruck, Austria
    Oper Orthop Traumatol 20:13-24. 2008
    ..Reconstruction of extensor functions after extensor tendon injuries of the hand...
  4. doi Effectiveness of two finger splints for swan neck deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, crossover trial
    F J van der Giesen
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1025-31. 2009
    To compare the effectiveness and acceptability of silver ring splints (SRS) and commercial prefabricated thermoplastic splints (PTS) in treating swan neck deformities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  5. ncbi Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome with nerve and tendon gliding exercises
    Elif Akalin
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:108-13. 2002
    ..To assess the effect of nerve and tendon gliding exercises in carpal tunnel syndrome...
  6. doi Traction splints: effective nonsurgical way of managing proximal phalanx fractures
    Ashok Raj Koul
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, India
    J Trauma 66:1641-6. 2009
    ..Treating proximal phalanx fracture without compromising the mobility is difficult...
  7. ncbi Short-term effects of dynamic lycra splints on upper limb in hemiplegic patients
    J M Gracies
    Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81:1547-55. 2000
    ..and active (AROM) and passive range of motion (PROM) of individually tailored upper limb Lycra garments, designed as dynamic splints to exert directional pull on certain limb segments, when worn for 3 hours by hemiplegic patients.
  8. ncbi Effects of Johnstone pressure splints combined with neurodevelopmental therapy on spasticity and cutaneous sensory inputs in spastic cerebral palsy
    M Kerem
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Cerebral Palsy and Paediatric Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Dev Med Child Neurol 43:307-13. 2001
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Johnstone pressure splints (JPSs) on spasticity and cutaneous sensory inputs in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
  9. doi Efficacy of wrist working splints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled study
    M M Veehof
    University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1698-704. 2008
    To investigate the efficacy of wrist working splints after a period of splinting in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  10. doi Herbst treatment with mandibular cast splints--revisited
    Tarek El-Fateh
    Private Practice, Wetzlar, Germany
    Angle Orthod 81:820-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to reassess the dento-skeletal treatment effects and the amount of anchorage loss during reduced mandibular splint (RMS) Herbst treatment...
  11. ncbi The use of vacuum-formed splints for temporary intermaxillary fixation in the management of unilateral condylar fractures
    T Lloyd
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Mary's University Hospital, London, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 39:301-3. 2001
    ..managing displaced unilateral condylar fractures with occlusal disruption using vacuum-formed thermoplastic foil splints with bonded wire cleats...
  12. ncbi The impact of using intranasal splints on morbidity and prevalence of adhesions
    K A Al-Mazrou
    ORL Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh 11622, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 22:616-8. 2001
    To study the effect of using intranasal splints for prevention of adhesions and to assess the morbidity associated with their use.
  13. ncbi The conservative management of proximal phalangeal fractures of the hand in an accident and emergency department
    A Maitra
    Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
    J Hand Surg Br 17:332-6. 1992
    ..Those treated in A. and E. were usually transverse or basal fractures of the shaft. Articular, oblique, comminuted and compound injuries were associated with greater morbidity and required specialist care...
  14. ncbi Extraction space closure with vacuum-formed splints and miniscrew anchorage
    Young Chel Park
    Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, 134 Sinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul 120 749, Korea
    J Clin Orthod 39:76-9. 2005
  15. doi Effect of wrist hand splints on grip, pinch, manual dexterity, and muscle activation in children with spastic hemiplegia: a preliminary study
    Patricia A Burtner
    Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    J Hand Ther 21:36-42; quiz 43. 2008
    ..Children with spasticity increased their grip (p=0.008) and dexterity (p=0.02) when wearing dynamic splints and pinch (p=0.04) with no splints...
  16. ncbi A systematic review of conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
    D B Piazzini
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Rehabil 21:299-314. 2007
    ..To assess the effectiveness of conservative therapy in carpal tunnel syndrome...
  17. pmc A randomized single blind crossover trial comparing leather and commercial wrist splints for treating chronic wrist pain in adults
    Jill Thiele
    Occupational Therapy Department, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:129. 2009
    ..To compare the effectiveness of a custom-made leather wrist splint (LS) with a commercially available fabric splint (FS) in adults with chronic wrist pain...
  18. pmc Dupuytren's contracture unfolded
    W A Townley
    RAFT Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood HA6 2RN
    BMJ 332:397-400. 2006
  19. ncbi Effectiveness of hand therapy interventions in primary management of carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review
    Monique Muller
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    J Hand Ther 17:210-28. 2004
    ..Current evidence demonstrates a significant benefit (grade B recommendations) from splinting, ultrasound, nerve gliding exercises, carpal bone mobilization, magnetic therapy, and yoga for people with CTS...
  20. pmc Clinical effectiveness of post-operative splinting after surgical release of Dupuytren's contracture: a systematic review
    Debbie Larson
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:104. 2008
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the quantity and quality of evidence regarding the effectiveness of splinting in the post-surgical management of Dupuytren's contractures...
  21. ncbi Static wrist splint use in the performance of daily activities by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
    Ada Pagnotta
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Chomedey, Laval, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 32:2136-43. 2005
    ..In individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), to identify the influence of wrist splint wear on pain, work performance, endurance, perceived task difficulty, and perceived splint benefit while performing various upper limb tasks...
  22. ncbi Splinting vs surgery in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Annette A M Gerritsen
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 288:1245-51. 2002
    ..Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be treated with nonsurgical or surgical options. However, there is no consensus on the most effective method of treatment...
  23. ncbi A crossover trial of custom-made and commercially available wrist splints in adults with inflammatory arthritis
    Sandra Haskett
    Mary Pack Arthritis Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 51:792-9. 2004
    To compare the effect of 3 wrist splints (2 prefabricated commercial splints and 1 custom made) on perceived wrist pain, hand function, and perceived upper extremity function in adults with inflammatory arthritis.
  24. ncbi Braces and splints for musculoskeletal conditions
    Jocelyn R Gravlee
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Am Fam Physician 75:342-8. 2007
    Braces and splints can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions, and the prevention of injury...
  25. ncbi Post-operative splinting to maintain full extension of the PIPJ after fasciectomy
    Tom Clare
    Br J Plast Surg 57:179-80. 2004
  26. ncbi A clinical report of the effect of mechanical stress on functional results after fasciectomy for Dupuytren's contracture
    Roslyn B Evans
    Indian River Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Inc, Vero Beach, Florida 32960, USA
    J Hand Ther 15:331-9. 2002
    ..Dupuytren's fasciectomy traditionally has included the application of mechanical stress to digital extension with splints and exercise...
  27. ncbi The efficacy and comfort of full-body vacuum splints for cervical-spine immobilization
    R S Hamilton
    University of California San Diego Medical Center Mercy Hospital, CA 92103, USA
    J Emerg Med 14:553-9. 1996
    ..In conclusion, the vacuum splint is an effective and more comfortable alternative to the background for cervical spine immobilization...
  28. ncbi A review of attitudes to splintage in Dupuytren's contracture
    K Abbott
    Occupational Therapy Department, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London
    J Hand Surg Br 12:326-8. 1987
    ..None considered that preoperative splintage was beneficial, but nearly all used some form of splintage after operation. The types of splint and programmes for using them varied widely, and these are discussed...
  29. doi Manufacturing splints for orthognathic surgery using a three-dimensional printer
    Marc Christian Metzger
    Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 105:e1-7. 2008
    A new technique for producing splints for orthognathic surgery using a 3D printer is presented.
  30. ncbi Sleep nasendoscopy as a predictor of treatment success in snorers using mandibular advancement splints
    J M Battagel
    Department of Orthodontics, Dental Institute, St Bartholomew s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 119:106-12. 2005
    ..1 to 6.1, p < 0.001). Mimicking the action of a mandibular advancement splint during sleep nasendoscopy helps considerably in the patient selection process for this form of treatment...
  31. doi Dynamic splinting after treatment with botulinum toxin type-A: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Jenny M Lai
    Methodist Rehabilitation Associates, Houston, Texas, USA
    Adv Ther 26:241-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of botulinum toxin type-A and manual therapy, with the adjunct treatment of dynamic splinting on range of motion, spasticity, and elbow flexor hypertonia, in a randomized trial...
  32. ncbi Long-term use of mandibular advancement splints for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea: a questionnaire survey
    A D McGown
    Dept of Thoracic Medicine, University College London Hospitals, UK
    Eur Respir J 17:462-6. 2001
    ..001). Long-term mandibular advancement splint usage appeared less satisfactory than previously reported, however, splints were considered effective by 97% of current users and even by over half of those who had stopped use...
  33. ncbi Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia (UK Hip Trial): clinical and economic results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Diana Elbourne
    Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 360:2009-17. 2002
    ..Our objectives were to assess clinical effectiveness and net cost of ultrasonography compared with clinical assessment alone, to provide guidance for management of infants with clinical hip instability...
  34. ncbi Good results after treatment with the Frejka pillow for hip dysplasia in newborns: a 3-year to 6-year follow-up study
    A Tegnander
    Department of Orthopaedics, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway
    J Pediatr Orthop B 10:173-9. 2001
    ..More rigid devices like the von Rosen splint seem to involve a slightly lower failure rate, but a higher risk of avascular necrosis. Therefore, we recommend the Frejka pillow when treatment is started within a few days of birth...
  35. ncbi Severe contractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint in Dupuytren's disease: results of a prospective trial of operative correction and dynamic extension splinting
    K Rives
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114
    J Hand Surg Am 17:1153-9. 1992
    ..This study suggests that soft tissue responds to continuous dynamic extension stresses and can be remodeled over time...
  36. doi Evaluation of intramedullary rib splints for less-invasive stabilisation of rib fractures
    Inga Helzel
    Biomechanics Laboratory, Legacy Research and Technology Centre, Portland, OR 97232, USA
    Injury 40:1104-10. 2009
    ..This biomechanical study evaluated a novel rib splint designed to replicate the less-invasive fixation approach of Kirschner wires while mitigating their associated complications...
  37. doi [The mallet finger in children and adolescents]
    B Schmidt
    Universitatsklinik fur Kinderchirurgie, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Osterreich
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 40:149-52. 2008
    ..At the beginning of treatment, we favour a plaster finger splint at an intrinsic plus position with hyperextension in the DIP joint...
  38. doi [Non-surgical treatment of mallet finger fractures involving more than one third of the joint surface: 10 cases]
    P Weber
    Handchirurgie, Spitalzentrum Biel, Schweiz
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 40:145-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we consider that operative stabilisation has to be discussed only in the presence of palmar subluxation...
  39. doi [Experiences with the "short arc motion" protocol for rehabilitation of extensor tendon injuries in zones E and F according to Wilhelm]
    K Kalb
    Klinik fur Handchirurgie, Rhön Klinikum, Bad Neustadt Saale
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 40:165-8. 2008
    ..Being aware of the limitations of a retrospective study lacking a control group of patients with traditional aftercare, we will continue to use the SAM protocol in our hospital...
  40. ncbi The evolution of early mobilization of the repaired flexor tendon
    Karen M Pettengill
    NovaCare Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Hand Ther 18:157-68. 2005
    ..This article presents an overview of management options and how they have been developed over time, with special attention to changes in splint and exercise design in the crucial first few weeks after repair...
  41. ncbi Extensor tendon rehabilitation a prospective trial comparing three rehabilitation regimes
    N W Bulstrode
    Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Therapy Unit, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 30:175-9. 2005
    ..However, grip strength at 12 weeks was significantly reduced compared to the uninjured hand after static splintage. There was no difference in hand therapy input between the regimes...
  42. ncbi Optimizing independent finger flexion with zone V flexor repairs using the Massachusetts General Hospital flexor tenorrhaphy and early protected active motion
    Bradon J Wilhelmi
    Plastic Surgery Institute, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 62794 9653, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 30:230-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the MGH technique for zone V flexor tendon injuries to allow for early protected active motion to achieve independent finger flexion through better differential gliding of the tendons...
  43. ncbi Differential splintage for flexor tendon rehabilitation: an experimental study of its effect on finger flexion strength
    R Savage
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, South Wales, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 30:168-74. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi Changing paradigm for the treatment of clubfeet
    Shawne Faulks
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Orthop Nurs 24:25-30; quiz 31-2. 2005
    ..A clear understanding of both treatment methods is important for the orthopaedic nurse to allow quality nursing care and help assure a successful outcome for young patients...
  45. ncbi Orthoses as enablers of occupation: client-centred splinting for better outcomes
    Pat McKee
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, ON
    Can J Occup Ther 71:306-14. 2004
    ..Some policy makers and payers seem to hold the belief that orthoses/splints are mere technical aids and as such do not require professional skill and expertise...
  46. ncbi Practical procedures for minor injuries: mallet splint
    L Walshaw
    The Old Barn House, Main Road, Old Higham, Derbyshire DE55 6EH, UK
    Accid Emerg Nurs 12:182-4. 2004
  47. ncbi Immediate repair and early mobilization of the extensor pollicis longus tendon in zones 1 to 4
    A R Khandwala
    Hand Surgery Department, St Andrew s Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 29:250-8. 2004
    ..The problems of analysing the EPL injury using the methods of assessment available are discussed...
  48. ncbi Double dislocation of both interphalangeal joints in the finger. Case report and literature review
    Hilde Van Ransbeeck
    University Hospital Pellenberg, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 70:72-5. 2004
    ..The joints were stable but had not yet fully recovered their mobility at six months follow-up. The authors survey the literature reports on this rare injury...
  49. ncbi Closed treatment of condylar fractures by intermaxillary fixation with thermoforming plates
    Haruhiko Terai
    Department of Oral Surgery, Osaka Medical College, 2 7 Daigaku machi, Takatsuki shi, Osaka 5698686, Japan
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 42:61-3. 2004
    ..The outcome was good. IMF using a thermoforming plate may be a useful technique for selected condylar fractures...
  50. ncbi Current practice patterns of flexor tendon rehabilitation
    Gail N Groth
    Department of Industry and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
    J Hand Ther 18:169-74. 2005
    ..Nearly 30% of respondents utilize early active finger flexion exercise within the first postoperative week. Current practice patterns regarding the timing of the initiation of key elements vary from those reported in the literature...
  51. ncbi Immediate controlled active motion following zone 4-7 extensor tendon repair
    Julianne W Howell
    Samaritan Hand Therapy Specialists, Albany, Oregon 97321, USA
    J Hand Ther 18:182-90. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi Low profile extension splint for active extensor lag of the proximal interphalangeal joint
    Catherine Bracks
    SkyRidge Outpatient Therapy Center, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312, USA
    J Hand Ther 20:274-6. 2007
  53. ncbi Indications, methods, postoperative motion and outcome evaluation of primary flexor tendon repairs in Zone 2
    Jin Bo Tang
    Department of Hand Surgery, The Hand Surgery Research Center, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, China
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:118-29. 2007
    ..In this article, I present my practical views on indications, techniques, post-surgical treatment and outcome measures, and describe our methods of sheath-pulley release, tendon repair, postoperative motion and outcome evaluation...
  54. ncbi [Treatment of mallet finger with dorsal nail glued splint: retrospective analysis of 270 cases]
    S Facca
    SOS Main Strasbourg Hôpitaux Universitaires, Centre de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de la Main, 10, avenue Achille Baumann, 67403 Illkirch Cedex
    Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 93:682-9. 2007
    ..Despite the large number of orthopedic methods proposed, none has proven superiority. We report here our experience with a dorsal adhesive splint which preserves digital pulp function and improves observance...
  55. ncbi Long-term outcome of nonsurgically treated distal radius fractures
    Zoltan Földhazy
    Karolinska Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
    J Hand Surg Am 32:1374-84. 2007
    ..To study the long-term outcome after nonsurgically treated distal radius fractures including recovery of grip strength, mobility, and radiographic parameters...
  56. ncbi Minimally angulated pediatric wrist fractures: is immobilization without manipulation enough?
    Khalid Al-Ansari
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    CJEM 9:9-15. 2007
    ..Emergency department (ED) manipulation of complete minimally angulated distal radius fractures in children may not be necessary, due to the excellent remodeling potential of these fractures...
  57. ncbi Closed traumatic rupture of the extensor digitorum communis and extensor indicis proprius at the musculo-tendinous junction
    C S Mudgal
    Harvard Medical School, Orthopaedic Hand Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:675-6. 2007
    ..This report describes a closed rupture of the entire extensor digitorum communis and extensor indicis proprius...
  58. ncbi [Dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint: closed reduction and early active motion versus static splinting]
    R Arora
    Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie Vorstand Univ Prof Dr M Blauth, Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck, Osterreich
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 39:225-8. 2007
    ..Degenerative arthritis was seen in six patients. Early active motion following dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint leads to significantly superior results regarding the active range of motion and pinch power...
  59. ncbi Extension splint for trigger thumb in children
    Zhon Liau Lee
    Chang Gung Children Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    J Pediatr Orthop 26:785-7. 2006
    ..Because surgical release for trigger thumb is not urgent, we suggest extension splinting to be a treatment option before the elective surgery...
  60. ncbi Radial collateral ligament injury of the index metacarpophalangeal joint: an underreported but important injury
    R Glenn Gaston
    Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, Atlanta Medical Center, 30327, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 31:1355-61. 2006
    ..To present the results of various treatment modalities based on injury grade of radial collateral ligament (RCL) injuries to the index metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint...
  61. ncbi Extra-articular osteotomy for malunited unicondylar fractures of the proximal phalanx
    Neil G Harness
    Harvard Medical School, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 30:566-72. 2005
    ..To evaluate an extra-articular osteotomy rather than an intra-articular osteotomy in the treatment of malunited unicondylar fractures of the proximal phalanx...
  62. ncbi Nonsurgical treatment of closed mallet finger fractures
    David M Kalainov
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 30:580-6. 2005
    ..This study analyzed the results of nonsurgical treatment for closed and displaced mallet finger fractures with greater than one-third articular surface damage, comparing cases with and without concomitant terminal joint subluxation...
  63. ncbi Minimalistic approach to treating wrist torus fractures
    Harold J P Van Bosse
    Center for Children, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York 10003, USA
    J Pediatr Orthop 25:495-500. 2005
    ..The elimination of the additional orthopaedic visit for repeat radiographs and cast removal reduces the family's time lost from school and work and the physician's time and costs...
  64. ncbi Early active mobilization after flexor tendon repairs in zone two
    J Braga-Silva
    Unit of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6690, conj 216, Centro Clínico da PUCRS, CEP 90 610 000 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Chir Main 24:165-8. 2005
    ..This study aims to evaluate an early mobilization regimen after 136 flexor tendon repairs in zone two in 82 patients...
  65. ncbi Pyrolytic carbon proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty: results with minimum two-year follow-up evaluation
    César J Bravo
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 32:1-11. 2007
    ..To retrospectively review the surgical technique, postoperative therapy/splinting protocols, and clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who had pyrolytic carbon proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthroplasty...
  66. ncbi Static progressive splint for composite flexion
    Deborah A Schwartz
    Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation Center of New Jersey, Marlton, NJ 08053, USA
    J Hand Ther 18:447-9. 2005
    ..As hand therapists, one of our primary goals is to improve functional grasp/grip. These authors have designed a single-digit, composite flexion splint to help achieve this goal...
  67. ncbi [Hyperextension trauma of the finger]
    I E Waardenburg
    Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2825-30. 2005
    ..flexion contracture; she had an avulsion fracture of the second phalanx and was treated conservatively with splints and exercise therapy...
  68. ncbi Delayed treatment of persistent radial nerve paralysis associated with fractures of the middle third of humerus: review and evaluation of the long-term results of 52 cases
    M Verga
    Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Turin, Italy
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:529-33. 2007
    ....
  69. ncbi Early mobilisation of acute middle slip injuries
    D N Quinton
    Accident and Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary
    J Hand Surg Br 15:404-6. 1990
    ..Poor results were more common in patients with complex joint injuries and in patients who did not comply with the treatment. We advocate early mobilisation following repair of the middle slip...
  70. ncbi A comparative study of two methods of controlled mobilization of flexor tendon repairs in zone 2
    F H Peck
    Withington Hospital, Manchester, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 23:41-5. 1998
    ..Incidence of rupture, however, was significantly less in the modified Kleinert group (7.7%) than in the controlled active motion group (46%)...
  71. ncbi [Camptodactylies]
    G Dautel
    Service de Chirurgie Plastique et Reconstructrice de l Appareil Locomoteur, Hopital Jeanne d Arc, Dommartin les Toul, BP 303, 54201 Toul, France
    Chir Main 22:115-24. 2003
    ..Correction of a well defined anatomical abnormality is part of the treatment. When required, it will be associated to correction of joint and soft tissue contracture...
  72. ncbi Comparison of range-of-motion constraints provided by prefabricated splints used in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a pilot study
    Eileen Apfel
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, Veterans Administration Healthcare System, San Diego, California 92161, USA
    J Hand Ther 15:226-33. 2002
    ..The types of splints used for carpal tunnel syndrome include custom and prefabricated orthoses of many variations...
  73. ncbi Effect of wrist position on extensor mechanism after disruption separation
    A B Dagum
    Division of Plastic Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Hand Surg Am 19:584-9. 1994
    ..This suggests that splinting of the wrist in neutral to mild extension and the joint underlying the tendon injury in full extension, while leaving the other joints free to move, would optimize treatment results...
  74. ncbi The treatment of chronic flexion contractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint
    G Abbiati
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, USSL 70, Legnano, Italy
    J Hand Surg Br 20:385-9. 1995
    ..program involves the surgical release of the unreducible PIP joint followed by the use of static and/or dynamic splints. Surgery is performed using a midlateral approach; the accessory collateral ligament and the flexor sheath are ..
  75. ncbi Early active short arc motion for the repaired central slip
    R B Evans
    Indian River Hand Rehabilitation, Inc, Vero Beach, FL 32960
    J Hand Surg Am 19:991-7. 1994
    ..By all criteria evaluated, patients in group 2 demonstrated better results at discharge compared to patients in group 1...
  76. ncbi Initial treatment of closed metacarpal fractures. A controlled comparison of compression glove and splintage
    P J McMahon
    John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 19:597-600. 1994
    ..The support of the glove helped to relieve pain. Use of a compression glove avoided the loss of function imposed by splintage and was associated with a greater range of movement during the second and third weeks...
  77. ncbi Rehabilitation of flexor tendon injuries by use of a combined regimen of modified Kleinert and modified Duran techniques
    A Cetin
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80:721-8. 2001
    ..This postoperative management provides an effective way of achieving satisfactory results. Patient-assisted passive exercises are very safe and more cost effective than therapist-assisted passive exercises...
  78. ncbi Operative treatment of the post-traumatic boutonnière deformity. A modification of the direct anatomical repair technique
    A Caroli
    Orthopaedic Department, Hand Surgery Division, University of Modena, Italy
    J Hand Surg Br 15:410-5. 1990
    ..Excellent results have been obtained in 72% of cases and good in 5.5%. The 16% of fair results are probably due to the fact that patients didn't use the splint post-operatively and didn't cooperative with physiotherapy...
  79. ncbi [Long-term results of the palmar arthrolysis of the proximal interphalangeal joint]
    K Hasselbacher
    Klinik fur Handchirurgie, Abteilung II, Rhön Klinikum Bad Neustadt Saale
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 34:355-62. 2002
    ..The operations were performed on average 4.6 years ago. The analysis was made with standard questionnaires and self-made drawings along the side of the patients' maximally extended finger...
  80. ncbi Results of acute zone III extensor tendon injuries treated with dynamic extension splinting
    M J Saldana
    Department of Orthopedics, Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA 23708
    J Hand Surg Am 16:1145-50. 1991
    ..When results were compared with the results of our method of static splinting used prior to this prospective study, patients returned to full activities with good-to-excellent results 8 weeks earlier instead of at 16 to 18 weeks...
  81. ncbi [Tension force in dynamic splints made of neoprene]
    V Punsola-Izard
    Institut Kaplan, Paseo Bonanova, 2o-2a, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
    Chir Main 20:231-5. 2001
    Dynamic splints are the most difficult ortheses to make. Unrestricted finger joint mobility is usually prevented by the size of their components...
  82. ncbi A comparison of dynamic extension splinting and controlled active mobilization of complete divisions of extensor tendons in zones 5 and 6
    A R Khandwala
    Hand Surgery Department, St Andrew s Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 25:140-6. 2000
    ..There was no statistical difference in the results obtained between the two groups. Therefore, we prefer the latter technique which is simple, cheap, more convenient and requires less therapy time...
  83. ncbi Lessons learned from the management of complex intra-articular fractures at the base of the middle phalanges of fingers
    S Majumder
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 28:559-65. 2003
    ..The mean total active motion of the injured digit was 196 degrees (range, 40-275 degrees ). Refinements in the regime are suggested as a result of this investigation...
  84. ncbi Dorsal fracture subluxation of the proximal interphalangeal joints treated by extension block splintage
    D W Hamer
    Leicester Royal Infirmary
    J Hand Surg Br 17:586-90. 1992
    ..These patients had a less favourable outcome. We feel that all such fractures can be treated by splintage, provided that early reduction is maintained in the splint and checked by serial radiology...
  85. ncbi Functional treatment of physeal and periphyseal injuries of the metacarpal and proximal phalangeal bones
    T Ebinger
    Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Ulm University Hospital, Steinhoevelstrasse 9, 89070 Ulm, Germany
    J Pediatr Surg 36:611-5. 2001
    ..J Pediatr Surg 36:611-615...
  86. ncbi [Dorsal dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the finger. Results after static and functional treatment]
    M Lutz

    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 33:207-10. 2001
    ..Palmar instability did not occur. Eleven patients were satisfied. One patient complained of instability, pain and lack of extension, one of pain in combination with instability, one of pain and one of swelling of the joint...
  87. ncbi Forearm and humeral fractures
    Linda Altizer
    Orthop Nurs 22:266-73. 2003
    ..It is always wise to x-ray the entire upper extremity in most upper-limb injuries. Whatever the injury is, the patient will be incapacitated for several months by loosing the use of his or her upper extremity...
  88. ncbi Patient compliance with a rehabilitation program after flexor tendon repair in zone II of the hand
    J G G Dobbe
    Department of Medical Technological Development, Academy Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hand Ther 15:16-21. 2002
    ..The average count per hour was 69 exercises (range, 14-213). In this small group study, no strong correlation was found between exercise count and the total active or total passive motion achieved...
  89. ncbi Controlled mobilization after flexor tendon repair in zone II: a prospective comparison of three methods
    E J May
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sahlgren Hospital, , Sweden
    J Hand Surg Am 17:942-52. 1992
    ..Our results indicate that the new program is a safe, reliable, and cost-effective method that produces very good results in a general population...
  90. ncbi Occlusion, sternocleidomastoid muscle activity, and body sway: a pilot study in male astronauts
    Chiarella Sforza
    School of Sport Sciences of Milan University, Italy
    Cranio 24:43-9. 2006
    ..All subjects were healthy and free from pathologies of the neck and stomatognathic apparatus. Occlusal splints were prepared using impressions of their dental arches...
  91. ncbi Can custom-made biomechanic shoe orthoses prevent problems in the back and lower extremities? A randomized, controlled intervention trial of 146 military conscripts
    Kristian Larsen
    Researcher, The Medical Research Unit, Ringkjøbing County, Ringkjøbing, Denmark
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:326-31. 2002
    ..One review concludes that the former is clinically effective in relation to prevention, whereas the latter has been tested in only 1 randomized clinical trial, concluding that stress fractures could be prevented...
  92. ncbi Influence of an erbium, chromium-doped yttrium, scandium, gallium, and garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser on the reestablishment of the biocompatibility of contaminated titanium implant surfaces
    Frank Schwarz
    Department of Oral Surgery, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Periodontol 77:1820-7. 2006
    ....
  93. ncbi Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of occlusal splints fabricated in centric relation or maximum intercuspation in temporomandibular disorders patients
    Marcelo Matida Hamata
    Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Dental School of Aracatuba, Sao Paulo State University, Aracatuba, SP, Brazil
    J Appl Oral Sci 17:32-8. 2009
    Fabrication of occlusal splints in centric relation for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients is arguable, since this position has been defined for asymptomatic stomatognathic system...
  94. ncbi On the pharmacotherapy of sleep bruxism: placebo-controlled polysomnographic and psychometric studies with clonazepam
    Alexander Saletu
    Department of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Strasse 25a, AT 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Neuropsychobiology 51:214-25. 2005
    ..Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the acute effects of clonazepam (Rivotril) as compared with placebo, utilizing polysomnography and psychometry...
  95. doi Effects of jaw clenching while wearing an occlusal splint on awareness of tiredness, bite force, and EEG power spectrum
    Noriyuki Narita
    Department of Stomatognathic Science and Occlusion, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
    J Prosthodont Res 53:120-5. 2009
    ..However, the effects of various types of occlusal splints have not been elucidated...
  96. ncbi Application of principles of evidence-based medicine to occlusal treatment for temporomandibular disorders: are there lessons to be learned?
    Heli Forssell
    Department of Oral Diseases Pain Clinic, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland
    J Orofac Pain 18:9-22; discussion 23-32. 2004
    ..A systematic review of occlusal treatments (occlusal splints and occlusal adjustment) updated to January 2003 revealed 16 RCTs of occlusal splints and 4 of occlusal ..
  97. ncbi [Results of vacuum therapy (v.a.C.) of superficial and deep dermal burns]
    C Schrank
    Abt für Plastische, Rekonstruktive und Handchirurgie, Zentrum für Schwerbrandverletzte, Städt Klinikum München Bogenhausen
    Zentralbl Chir 129:S59-61. 2004
    ..Moreover, the economical aspects were compared with conservative therapy...
  98. doi Surgical procedures and non-surgical devices for the management of non-apnoeic snoring: a systematic review of clinical effects and associated treatment costs
    C Main
    Peninsula Technology Assessment Group PenTAG, University of Exeter, UK
    Health Technol Assess 13:iii, xi-xiv, 1-208. 2009
    ..To review the evidence on the clinical effects and associated treatment costs of surgical procedures and non-surgical devices for the management of non-apnoeic snoring...
  99. ncbi Orthotic design and foot impression procedures to control foot alignment
    A K L Leung
    Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    Prosthet Orthot Int 28:254-62. 2004
    ..have suggested a relationship between subtalar pronation and a variety of lower limb problems, such as shin splints and anterior knee pain, recent research has raised serious concerns about the reliability and validity of the ..
  100. ncbi [Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica (Hallopeau-Siemens syndrome) of the hand -- surgical strategy and results]
    J Diedrichson
    Klinik für Plastische, Rekonstruktive und Handchirurgie, Johanniterkrankenhaus Bonn
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 37:316-22. 2005
    ..Redressing splints/dressings were applied...
  101. ncbi Evaluation of molar and incisor bite force in indigenous compared with white population in Brazil
    Simone Cecilio Hallak Regalo
    School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo USP, Avenida do Cafe s n, Bairro, Monte Alegre, Ribeirao Preto SP, Brazil
    Arch Oral Biol 53:282-6. 2008
    ..skeletal alterations (typical Class II and Class III individuals); and no previous treatments using occlusal splints. To measure maximum bite force, a digital dynamometer model IDDK (Kratos-Equipamentos Industriais Ltda, Cotia, Sã..

Research Grants50

  1. Novel Material for Conformable Splints
    ANNA GALEA; Fiscal Year: 2006
    b>Splints are a common therapeutic aid used in the rehabilitation of numerous injuries and diseases. Conservative estimates place the number of splints used each year in the multiple millions in the US alone...
  2. Sleep Bruxism and Central Sensitization in Myofascial Face Pain
    Karen Raphael; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This understanding is expected to support our long-term goal of improving clinical treatment of MFP by targeting treatment to underlying pain-maintenance mechanisms. ..
  3. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy A Baker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..
  4. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..
  5. Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding Style
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information will be integrated into the final tool, the PECKS. The PECKS can then be used to identify an individual who have keyboarding...styles that have been associated with MSD-UE. ..
  6. Reducing Falls with RENEW in Older Individuals Who Have Fallen
    Paul Lastayo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Eccentric muscle exercise has lessened fall-risk and this trial will determine if it actually reduces fall occurrences. ..
  7. Real-time multiphoton microscopy of periprostatic tissue architecture
    Ashutosh Tewari; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The dynamic, high-resolution optical images achieved could empower cancer surgeons to better distinguish tissue morphology during surgery, leading to improved functional outcomes and quality of life for their patients. ..
  8. Reducing Falls with RENEW in Older Individuals Who Have Fallen
    Paul C LaStayo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Eccentric muscle exercise has lessened fall-risk and this trial will determine if it actually reduces fall occurrences. ..
  9. Partial meniscectomy vs. nonoperative mgmt. in meniscal tear with OA: an RCT
    Jeffrey Katz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The study activities will build the evidence to inform clinicians and policy makers of short-term benefits and longer term effects of APM and nonoperative management of meniscal tears in patients with OA. ..
  10. Reducing Falls with RENEW in Older Individuals Who Have Fallen
    Paul Lastayo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Eccentric muscle exercise has lessened fall-risk and this trial will determine if it actually reduces fall occurrences. ..
  11. Partial meniscectomy vs. nonoperative mgmt. in meniscal tear with OA: an RCT
    JEFFREY NEIL KATZ; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Presently, clinicians do not know whether this operation is better than nonoperative therapy. We propose a multicenter randomized controlled trial to rigorously compare these two approaches. ..
  12. Real-time multiphoton microscopy of periprostatic tissue architecture
    Ashutosh K Tewari; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The dynamic, high-resolution optical images achieved could empower cancer surgeons to better distinguish tissue morphology during surgery, leading to improved functional outcomes and quality of life for their patients. ..
  13. Partial meniscectomy vs. nonoperative mgmt. in meniscal tear with OA: an RCT
    Jeffrey Katz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Presently, clinicians do not know whether this operation is better than nonoperative therapy. We propose a multicenter randomized controlled trial to rigorously compare these two approaches. ..
  14. ANALYSIS OF DEXA SCANS FROM OSTEOPOROSIS STUDIES
    Thomas Beck; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..It should also provide information permitting a biomechanical explanation of why certain dimensions such as hip axis length, are associated with increased hip fracture risk. ..
  15. PARAFUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS
    Alan Glaros; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  16. RCT of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy in OA
    Jeffrey Katz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If funded, these planning activities would enable us initiate the full trial with minimal delay. ..
  17. Regulation of Fibroblast Survival in the Collagen Matrix
    Mark Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Loss of matrix anchorage is hypothesized to reverse these effects and induce apoptosis. The involvement of each protein will be probed with mutated isoforms. ..
  18. Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trials Network
    Joseph Ricker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  19. Computer Surgical Simulation for Craniofacial Surgery
    James Xia; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the United States each year, a significant number of patients undergo reconstructive surgery for these types of defects and deformities. ..
  20. A RENEW Intervention for Elderly Cancer Survivors
    Paul Lastayo; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  21. Musculoskeletal Research and Mentoring Programs
    Jeffrey Katz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The trial, as well as my other research programs, will provide rich mentored research opportunities for trainees. ..