Splinting method doesn’t affect elbow healing

By Peter Pollack

Study finds no significant difference between dynamic and turnbuckle methods

Does the method of splinting used to treat elbow stiffness make a difference in outcomes? Not according to a study presented by Anneluuk L.C. Lindenhovious, MSc, at the 6th Biennial AAOS/American Shoulder and Elbow (ASES) Meeting. In comparing preliminary outcomes of dynamic and static progressive (turnbuckle) methods of splinting, her research team found no significant differences in either flexion arc or Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores.

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