serial casting


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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.
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Serial casting

A series of casts designed to gradually move a limb into a more functional position.
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Moseley AM (1997) The effect of serial casting combined with stretching on passive ankle dorsiflexion in adults with traumatic head injuries.
After the intervention phase, the serial casting group demonstrated a statistically significant average increase in elbow extension of 22[degrees](95% confidence interval 13-31[degrees], P<0.001) when compared to the positioning group.
Serial casting in idiopathic toe-walkers and children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Frank has had physical therapy, since he was 18-months old, one round of serial casting, ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) and night splints, but no surgery.
The plaster of Paris cast can still be considered a superior cast in casting where critical molding and contouring will be required, in serial casting, and in casting of acute fractures with significant soft tissue edema.
The manipulations and serial castings are continued for three times and observed for any improvement of severity and Pirani scores.
The final results for this particular study were evaluated at 1 year after completion of the serial casting.
Treatment of congenital Talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) begins as soon as possible with serial casting techniques1 with 20-95% of success rate.2 However, in cases of failure of serial casting or recurrence, or in whom parents seek medical intervention too late, surgical treatment can be performed.
Serial casting of limbs can be essential for individuals with TBI-induced spasticity.
(10) Serial casting with weekly changes of cast along with physiotherapy and gentle manipulation are most useful mode of therapy.
Serial casting and braces are two treatment options for reducing spasticity and stretching contracted muscles.
(5) Recently there has been shown successful results with Ponseti's method of manipulation and serial casting. (6-8)