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The influence of splinting on healing tissues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9602973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In addition to immobilizing injured soft tissue to allow healing, splints are used to positively influence collagen remodeling through the application of low-load forces to healing or contracted soft tissue, permitting soft tissue growth and concomitant increased function. When correction of limited passive range of motion due to soft tissue contracture is needed, splinting is an absolute requisite. No other currently available modality is able to hold a constant low-load tension for a prolonged time sufficient to cause tissue growth.
E E Fess; M McCollum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0894-1130     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:    1998 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contracture / rehabilitation
Hand Injuries / rehabilitation*
Soft Tissue Injuries / rehabilitation*
Tissue Expansion
Wound Healing / physiology

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