Occupational therapists face a creative challenge when trying to fabricate splints for their pediatric clients. Often the materials and patterns that work for adult patients cannot be used for children. Pediatric Splinting reviews the anatomy of the upper extremity, as well as fine motor skills, with emphasis on how these affect splinting. The authors then take the reader through the process of selecting the appropriate splints and materials for younger patients.
This practical book also provides step-by-step instructions, with photographs and illustrations, on how to adapt or fabricate splints. Reproducible patterns are included. Also, the authors share wearing schedules and the tips they have developed over the years for getting children to wear splints.