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Volar Splinting eMedicine Procedures

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/109769-overview

Description: A volar splint can be used for various injuries, including the following:
* Soft tissue injuries of the wrist and hand
* Fractures of the second, third, and fourth metacarpals
* Fractures of the second, third, and fourth phalanges
* Positioning for rheumatoid arthritis
* Certain wrist fractures, including a pisiform fracture
* Positioning in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compressive neuropathy)
Rick Kulkarni, MD Updated: May 15, 2009

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Author/Contact: Rick Kulkarni, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Aug 20 2009