For centuries physicians have used bandages and homemade devices to immobilize and support injured limbs. Before modern health specialization, the physician or surgeon built the devices or enlisted the help of the local blacksmith or carpenter. It is only in recent years that hand splinting has become part of a trained discipline... View Complete Chapter

Chapter 111: Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, ed: Peimer, p2389-2410, McGraw-Hill; 1996


Clinical Pearl No. 33 – How Can Each Therapy Visit be as Focused and Productive as Possible?

Clinical Pearl No. 32 – Immobilizing the MP Joint in Extension?

Clinical Pearl No. 31 – Waiting for Tissue to Grow

Clinical Pearl No. 30 - Should all Orthoses be 2/3 the Length of the Forearm?

Clinical Pearl No. 26 – Use of a Relative Motion Orthosis for Regaining PIP Joint Flexion or Extension

Clinical Pearl No. 14 – How Long Should I Serial Cast a Finger?

Clinical Pearl No. 13 – Why I Dislike Ulnar/Radial Gutter Splints!!

Clinical Pearl No. 7 – Attaching Interface Mold to Splint Surface

Clinical Pearl No. 5 – “Splint” Suggestion for the Hypermobile Wrist

Clinical Pearl No. 4 – Leather, The Forgotten Strapping Material

Clinical Pearl No. 3 – Making the Most of Mallet Finger Splinting

Clinical Pearl No. 2 – Pre-Operative Serial Casting for Dupuytren’s Contracture Involving the PIP Joint