Static and dynamic splint

Write the difference between Static and dynamic splint

Difference between static and dynamic splint:



Static splint

Dynamic splint

Definition Which splint does not allow movement Which splint does allow the movement
Moving part Absent Present
Used for To rest or rigidity support  the splinted part To permit, control or restore movement
Duration Short period of time Long period of time
Exercise Not done with this splint Done with splint
Indication After surgery for immobilized the joint because hold the joint position v  For stress the affected site

v  For done exercise

v  When ROM restricted

Beneficial Less More
Effectiveness Less More
Muscle wasting Can occure Less chance
Example Anti-boutonniere Dynamic MCP flexion or extension splint

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