Upper Extremity Splinting and Serial Casting
UW Health's pediatric rehabilitation specialists in Madison, Wisconsin, provide a multidisciplinary approach to your child's rehabilitation.
Referrals are made for evaluation to determine pediatric hand splint appropriateness, as well as for splint fitting or modifications.
- Pediatric Occupational Therapy provides neoprene and low-temperature thermoplastic splints.
- Splinting can provide prolonged stretch to muscles and soft tissue structures.
- Splinting is also used to protect joint structures, enhance biomechanical alignment and provide stability during functional activities.
- Serial casting to improve ROM in shortened muscles of upper extremity.
- Casts may need to be applied in succession until the desired functional joint ROM is achieved.