Wearing arm splint affects driving ability

By Peter Pollack

Study finds that arm splints make it more difficult to control a vehicle

An arm splint can negatively affect a driver’s ability to control a vehicle—especially if that splint is applied to the left upper extremity, according to Paul Y. Chong, MD, who presented the results of a study on driving performance at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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