Therapy Challenges for Athletes: Splinting Options.

Clinics in sports medicine

PubMedID: 25455404

Russell CR. Therapy Challenges for Athletes: Splinting Options. Clin Sports Med. 2015;34(1):181-191.
Therapists treating athletes with hand and wrist injuries may be involved in all stages of recovery, from the acute phase to return to sport. This article gives case examples of how creative use of custom and commercially available orthoses, splints, tape, and braces can augment various stages of recovery. Understanding the specific demands of the sport and respect for the standards of care are imperative to fabricating or fitting an athlete with the best device or customization of the athlete's own equipment for a safe return to sport.