Physical Therapy

Achilles Tendon Rupture Splint

Achilles Tendon Rupture Splint

Achilles Tendon Tear: Care Instructions Achilles Tendon Rupture “Loud pop” normally while exercising. Tx in ED: immobilization in a short-leg splint, posterior splint keeping the foot in plantar-flexion, non-weightbearing until seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Definitive repair is surgical. Casting for nonsurgical treatment of ruptured Achilles tendon. This splint is an ankle-foot orthosis that holds the ankle at …

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Swan Neck Deformity Mallet Finger

Swan Neck Deformity Mallet Finger Physical Therapy

Injury to the extensor mechanism at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint can lead to mallet finger also known as “baseball finger” or “drop finger.” If left untreated,mallet finger can lead to a swan neck deformity from PIP joint hyper extension and DIP joint flexion. A common cause of swan neck deformity is rheumatoid arthritis. While there are several potential causes of swan neck …

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