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Optoelectronic measurement of wrist movements in various casts and orthoses used in scaphoid fractures

Waton, Andrew, Forrest, Sarah and Whatling, Gemma 2019. Optoelectronic measurement of wrist movements in various casts and orthoses used in scaphoid fractures. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) 44 (6) , pp. 607-613. 10.1177/1753193419842519

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Abstract

We developed an optoelectronic motion analysis protocol to measure anatomical and functional ranges of wrist motion in Colles’-type and scaphoid-type splints and casts. The protocol was used to study the restriction of wrist motion in casts and splints in ten healthy volunteers. Scaphoid-type casts were no more restrictive to wrist motion than Colles’-type casts, but casts were significantly more restrictive than removable splints. Removable splints were more restrictive than no immobilization. Results suggest there is no benefit in using scaphoid-type casts rather than Colles’-type casts to reduce wrist motion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1753-1934
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 15 March 2019
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 18:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/120913

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