The Dynasplint is used initially with minimum tension for short periods (for half an hour, several times a day) for the treatment of contractures. Wearing times are gradually and successively increased up to the point where the Dynasplint is worn only at nighttime. During the period that the patient is being treated with the Dynasplint – usually three months – the system tension is gradually increased until therapeutic objectives have been attained.

Figure 2: How the Dynasplint system works

How connective tissue reacts (diagrammatic representation):

Figure 1: Restructuring contractile connective tissue

Treatment and prevention of contractures

Dynasplint dynamic systems are usually prescribed for:
  • Contractures resulting from immobilisation after surgical interventions such as application of a knee endoprosthesis, in the event of fractures, artificial ligaments, tendon joins, arthroscopic examinations and limb extensions;
  • Chronic polyarthritis;
  • Haemophilia;
  • Damage to the central nervous system;
  • Contractures in the event of scarring as a result of burns

The Dynasplint system releases a slight variable and individually adjustable tension successively over a long period, which results in the restructuring of the contractile connective tissue. In this way, prolonged, plastic stretching of the connective tissue is obtained, instead of an elastic stretch of short duration.