Static progressive orthosis for patients with limited radial and/or ulnar deviation: an innovative orthotic design

J Hand Ther. 2012 Oct-Dec;25(4):425-8; quiz 429. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2012.03.005. Epub 2012 Jun 15.


After injury to the wrist and forearm, therapists and patients frequently work to regain the motions of wrist flexion/extension and forearm pronation/supination. Although these motions play a vital role in everyday functioning, for some, limitations in wrist radial/ulnar deviation can also present functional challenges. These authors describe the creation and utilization of a static progressive orthosis to assist a patient in regaining wrist radioulnar deviation

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
  • Splints*
  • Wrist Injuries / physiopathology
  • Wrist Injuries / rehabilitation*