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The effect of common wrist orthoses on the stiffness of wrist rotations

Daniel B. Seegmiller, MS, et al.

Wrist orthoses (also known as splints, braces, or supports) are commonly used to support or restrict the motion of a weak or injured wrist. These orthoses generally function by stiffening the wrist joint. Therefore, choosing the proper orthosis (or improving orthoses) requires that we understand their stiffness properties. In this study, we present a method for measuring the stiffness of wrist orthoses, and we apply this method to 12 of the most common wrist orthoses. We found similarities and differences between these orthoses, indicating that different orthoses have different effects on the wrist joint and, presumably, on wrist behavior.

Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
   Pages 1151 — 1166

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Seegmiller DB, Eggett DL, Charles SK. The effect of common wrist orthoses on the stiffness of wrist rotations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):1151–66.
ORCID: Dennis L. Eggett, PhD: 0000-0003-4109-4827; Steven K. Charles, PhD: 0000-0003-4637-8482

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