Following a brief overview of the history of splint fabrication and the advances in the splinting and orthotics arena, an anatomical review of hand structures and landmarks will be performed. Types of splints as well as the variety in thermoplastic materials and characteristics will be presented in preparation for additional courses within this series. This course is Part 1 of a 4-part series on static splinting.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the history of splinting, including two (2) factors that contributed to the advancement of splinting techniques.
- After this course, participants will be able to list five (5) anatomical landmarks used in fabricating upper extremity splints, one or more issues related to inaccurate use of that landmark, and any additional contributing factors.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three (3) characteristics of splinting materials and state how these characteristics may be utilized in the decision-making process as related to the splint fabrication process.
|5-10 Minutes||History of Splinting|
|10-25 Minutes||Anatomical Review of the Hand|
|25-40 Minutes||Splint Types/Classifications|
|40-55 Minutes||Variety in Splint Materials|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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