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Elbow Extension Splints

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Elbow Extension Splint

 

Purpose
• To maintain the elbow in an extended (straight) position


Reason for fitting
• Following an elbow replacement or other elbow surgery
• To gradually stretch the elbow into a straighter position (soft tissue contracture)
• To supplement a physiotherapy regime
• As a treatment for ulnar neuritis (compression of the nerve at the elbow)
• To lengthen soft tissue (stretch the elbow joint) prior to surgery