Introduction to Splinting

A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach

By

  • Brenda Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Helene Lohman, MA, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03384-8


Table of Contents

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

Glossary

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

Appendix B: Forms

Appendix C: Grading Sheets

Appendix D: Web Resources and Vendors