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Introduction to Splinting

A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach

The third edition of Introduction to Splinting: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach helps readers master the basic theory, principles, and techniques of splinting needed for clinical practice. Using a combination textbook/workbook format, it integrates theory and technical knowledge with hands-on learning features that equip readers with essential clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills associated with splinting.

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03384-8


  • Unit 1: Splinting Foundations

    1. Foundations of Splinting

    2. Occupation-Based Splinting

    3. Tools, Process and Techniques of Splinting

    4. Anatomical and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting

    5. Clinical Examination for Splinting

    6. Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication

    Unit 2: Splinting for Conditions and Populations

    7. Splints Acting on the Wrist

    8. Thumb Immobilization Splints

    9. Hand Immobilization Splints

    10. Splints for the Elbow and Shoulder

    11. Mobilization Splints: Dynamic, Serial-Static, and Static Progressive Splinting

    12. Splinting for the Fingers

    13. Splinting for Nerve Injuries

    14. Antispasticity Splinting

    15. Splinting on Older Adults

    16. Pediatric Splinting

    Unit 3: Topics Related to Splinting

    17. Lower Extremity Orthotics

    18. Upper Extremity Prosthetics

    19. Ethical Issues Related to Splinting


    Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Laboratory Exercises, and Case Studies

    Appendix B: Forms

    Appendix C: Grading Sheets

    Appendix D: Web Resources and Vendors


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