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a trademark for a small wooden block used in exercise of the fingers after surgery. The exercises with the block allow each joint to be exercised individually with full tendon excursion while the other joints are held extended.
An orthotic device used after surgical repair of flexor tendon hand injuries. It prevents flexion at joints proximal to the one being exercised during the rehabilitation regimen.
Bunnell,Sterling, U.S. physician and surgeon, 1882-1957.
Bunnell atraumatic technique
Bunnell block - a block of wood used to exercise stiffened joints.
Bunnell gutter splint
Bunnell hand drill
Bunnell knuckle-bender splint
Bunnell modification of Steindler flexorplasty
Bunnell outrigger splint
Bunnell pull-out wire
Bunnell suture - a method of tenorrhaphy using a pull-out wire affixed to buttons.
Bunnell tendon passer
Bunnell tendon transfer technique
Paul-Bunnell test - see under Paul, John Rodman