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Cast brace for the upper extremity.

Authors
  • McMaster, W C
  • Tivnon, M C
  • Waugh, T R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1975
Issue
109
Pages
126–129
Identifiers
PMID: 1132195
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Management of a traumatized elbow or intra-articular fracture with concomitant upper extremity long bone fracture is tedious, especially when early elbow motion is desirable. An adaptation of the lower extremity hinged cast brace to the elbow provides controlled flexion while protecting against varus/valgus stress and translation forces. A cast brace is constructed from readily-available materials, and can be applied in an out-patiet clinic. The functional results obtainable in a variety of upper extremity injuries are excellent, and the patients generally accept the elbow cast brace very well.

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