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Serial plaster-of-paris casting as described by Brand is recognized as an effective technique for regaining proximal interphalangeal joint extension. However, the inability of the serial cast to "purchase" the full length of the proximal phalanx decreases the length of the proximal lever arm available to extend the joint. Additionally, when the distal interphalangeal joint is hyperextendable, the length of the distal lever arm is limited to the length of the middle phalanx... View Complete Article

Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol.8, Issue 3, p216, July-Sept 1995


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