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Dynamically Splinting the Musical Hand

Lori Stotko
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 13 Number 3: Page 109 (September 1998)

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Abstract: Providing dynamic splinting and taping for the musical hand presents unique challenges to the hand therapist. The ultimate goal is for the musician to function pain-free and without any long-term external support. In this context, the definition of "dynamic splint" encompasses all forms of support that allow some freedom of motion in the affected joints, including soft taping. In this article, case histories of injuries related to joint laxity, joint instability, repetitive strain, and impact are examined from a musician's perspective. The results indicate that musicians with repetitive strain and short-term injuries to soft tissue responded best to very light graduated forms of splinting and behavior-modification taping. For those patients with permanent changes to the joints and ligaments, longer-term splinting and instrument adaptation may be the most appropriate treatment

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