serial casting


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serial casting

the process of using a sequence of casts to progressively correct a deformity.

serial casting

Replacing casts on injured extremities at specified intervals to permit progressively greater ranges of joint motion so that the maximum range needed for function may be restored.
See also: casting

Serial casting

A series of casts designed to gradually move a limb into a more functional position.
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Moseley AM, Hassett LM, Leung J, Clare JS, Herbert RD and Harvey LA (2008): Serial casting versus positioning for the treatment of elbow contractures in adults with traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial.
Participants were randomly allocated into either the serial casting (24 hour sustained stretch) or the positioning group (one hour per day stretch) for two weeks.
Braces often are used after a child has finished with serial casting because they are helpful in maintaining the progress achieved.
Frank has had physical therapy since he was 1 8-months old, one round of serial casting, AFOs and night splints; but no surgery.
Moseley AM (1997) The effect of serial casting combined with stretching on passive ankle dorsiflexion in adults with traumatic head injuries.
Moseley AM, Hassett LM, Clare JS, Herbert RD, Harvey LA (2008) Serial casting versus positioning for the treatment of elbow contractures in adults with traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial.