A definition of Serial Casting
Serial casting is a non-surgical approach aimed at reducing muscle tightness around a joint or resolving a contracture. The casts need to be changed on a weekly basis until a target range-of-motion goal is achieved. After the cast is removed, a patient will often need a dynamic splint to help maintain the newly gained range of motion. There are many possible complications involved in this treatment, and often patients with spasticity or tone have to undergo this procedure again and again. Using a Dynasplint® System can help to not only resolve contracture, but also prevent recurrence.