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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1978;2(1):5.
Influence of Position of Immobilization on the Functional Recovery of Hands
Myung-Sang Moon, M.D., Young-Bok Chung, M.D., Yong-Pal Ahn, M.D.
Dept. of Orthopedic Surg., St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
외고정위가 손상수지의 기능회복에 미치는 영향
문명상, 정영복, 안용팔
가톨릭의대 정형외과학교실

Authors presented 114 cases of injury of hand who were treated at orthopedic department of St Mary's hospital since Jan. 1974 up to May 1978. Hands were splinted in a 11 after initial surgery or simple fracture reduction in two fashion. One group of hands was immobilized in the position of classical function of hand, and remainder in the position of protection.

Function of hand restored early and better by immobilizing the injured hand in the position. Therefore this position of protection is recommended to be adopted in treating the injured hand.

Key Words: Hand, Function, Position, Immobilization


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