Journal Articles

  1. Active Redirection Instead of Passive Motion for Joint Stiffness

    Active Redirection Instead of Passive Motion for Joint Stiffness

    We use the word stiff (which means difficult to bend; rigid) to describe hand joints that lack motion and provide resistance to movement.

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  2. Dynamic Loading Posture of the Thumb: The Colditz Tear Test

    Dynamic Loading Posture of the Thumb: The Colditz Tear Test

    To establish precise goals for the neuromuscular training, a mechanism for identifying the loaded posture of the thumb is needed.

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  3. Letter to the Editor

    Letter to the Editor

    To the Editor: I was excited to see the article An Exercise Program for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis Based on Biomechanical Principles in the July/September 2012 issue of the Journal of Hand Therapy and always appreciate the time, effort, and dedication it takes to prepare such an article.

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  4. IFSHT President's Lecture - The Legacy of Giving

    IFSHT President's Lecture - The Legacy of Giving

    At this time, I was contemplating whether to take on another nine-year commitment to serve as President-Elect, President, and then Past-President of the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT). It seemed like an enormous commitment...

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  5. Exercise Splint for Effective Single-Finger Active Hook Exercises by Ahearn, D and Colditz, JC

    Exercise Splint for Effective Single-Finger Active Hook Exercises by Ahearn, D and Colditz, JC

    Digital stiffness is a common problem seen by therapists in clinical practice.

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  6. Lumbrical Tightness: Testing and Stretching [Abstract only]

    Lumbrical Tightness: Testing and Stretching [Abstract only]

    This study differentiates interosseous tightness testing from lumbrical tightness testing.

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  7. Plaster of Paris: The Forgotten Hand Splinting Material

    Plaster of Paris: The Forgotten Hand Splinting Material

    This article enumerates the advantages of plaster of Paris and illustrates it's application in specific clinical situations.

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  8. Efficient Mechanics of PIP Mobilisation Splinting

    Efficient Mechanics of PIP Mobilisation Splinting

    This article reviews a variety of PIP mobilisation splints, which the author has found effective.

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  9. The Biomechanics of a Thumb Carpometacarpal Immobilization Splint: Design & Fitting

    The Biomechanics of a Thumb Carpometacarpal Immobilization Splint: Design & Fitting

    This paper describes the design and biomechanics of a custom-molded thumb CMC immobilization splint that excludes the thumb metacarpophalangeal and wrist joints...

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  10. Modification of the Digital Serial Plaster Casting Technique, by Colditz, JC and Schneider AM

    Modification of the Digital Serial Plaster Casting Technique, by Colditz, JC and Schneider AM

    Serial plaster-of-paris casting as described by Brand is recognized as an effective technique for regaining proximal interphalangeal joint extension.

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