Dynamic Supination-flexion Splinting for the Postoperative Management of Distal Biceps Injuries

Arthur F. Yeager, John Faillace

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Abstract

Distal biceps tendon rupture injuries are traditionally treated with a bulky long arm brace following repair of the tendon. The length of time a patient wears this can vary, depending on the injury. However, the patient is usually in this large brace for 4-8 wks and the elbow angle, for extension, is gradually increased. Supination and pronation are usually in a static neutral position. Fequently patients complain of the brace "migrating, being hot, it is cumbersome, and causes overall arm stiffness". These authors have designed a lighter weight brace that also allows for dynamic supination and flexion of the forearm while healing-Peggy Fillion, OTR/L, CHT, Practice Forum Editor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Supination
Braces
Wounds and Injuries
Arm
Tendon Injuries
Pronation
Elbow
Forearm
Tendons
Rupture
Weights and Measures

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Dynamic Supination-flexion Splinting for the Postoperative Management of Distal Biceps Injuries. / Yeager, Arthur F.; Faillace, John.

In: Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.04.2008, p. 204-208.

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