antideformity positioning and splinting

antideformity positioning and splinting

[-dəfōr′mitē]
the use of splints, braces, or similar devices to prevent or control contractures or other musculoskeletal deformities that may result from disuse, burns, or other injuries. Examples include the application of an axillary or airplane splint to prevent adduction contracture of the shoulder and a neck conformer splint to prevent flexion contractures of the neck.