Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 297-300
A Static Progressive Splint for Knee Flexion and Hip Adduction Contracture in Quadriplegia: A Case Study
Sarath Kumar1, Saroj Kant Behura2, Chinmayee Subhasmita Panda3
1Final year BPO, S.I.H.R&LC, Karigiri
2Asst. Professor, S.I.H.R&LC, Karigiri
3Lecturer, ISHWAR Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotics, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Corresponding Author: Chinmayee Subhasmita Panda
Background: Due to Hyper tonicity or due to postural fault different contractures get developed in quadriplegics, which becomes a main reason for ambulatory as well as functional problem in these patients.
Case Description and Methods: The contractures in lower extremity were treated by an indigenous design of static progressive splint in this case. The subject was a 19 yr old male suffering from quadriplegia. In lower extremity knee and hip contractures were addressed by a static progressive splint. Angle of the knee flexion was measured before the application as well as after 3 months of use.
Findings and outcomes: The flexion contracture was decreased from 68 to 45 degree in right leg and from 55 to 35 degree in left knee joint.
Conclusion: The static progressive splint can be considered as a new, effective and low cost method for treatment of knee flexion contracture as well as hip adduction contracture.
Clinical Relevance: This splint can effectively reduce the flexion contracture of knee along with adduction contracture of hip due to multiple aetiologies.
Key words: Static Progressive Splint, Knee Flexion contracture, Hip Adduction Contracture, Quadriplegia