Serial casting

A method for treating burn contractures

G. B. Bennett, P. Helm, G. F. Purdue, J. L. Hunt

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of serial casting of burn contractures that were resistant to traditional methods of treatment such as paraffin therapy, assage, exercise, and splinting. Serial casting was used to increase the range of motion in 35 joints in 15 patients with burns. A mean increase of 54% was achieved. Casting provided immediate results with minimal complications and was accepted well by patients. Casts were easy to apply and effective even with noncompliant patients. They also delayed or eliminated the need for surgical correction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-545
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume10
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989

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Contracture
Exercise Therapy
Articular Range of Motion
Burns
Paraffin
Joints
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Bennett, G. B., Helm, P., Purdue, G. F., & Hunt, J. L. (1989). Serial casting: A method for treating burn contractures. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 10(6), 543-545.

Serial casting : A method for treating burn contractures. / Bennett, G. B.; Helm, P.; Purdue, G. F.; Hunt, J. L.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, No. 6, 1989, p. 543-545.

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Bennett, GB, Helm, P, Purdue, GF & Hunt, JL 1989, 'Serial casting: A method for treating burn contractures', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 543-545.
Bennett GB, Helm P, Purdue GF, Hunt JL. Serial casting: A method for treating burn contractures. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1989;10(6):543-545.
Bennett, G. B. ; Helm, P. ; Purdue, G. F. ; Hunt, J. L. / Serial casting : A method for treating burn contractures. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1989 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 543-545.
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