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AbstractElbow stiffness after surgery is a common and debilitating problem caused by the accumulation of fibrous tissue in the joint and surrounding structures during the healing process. It is made worse by the rigid postoperative bracing used to stabilize the elbow after surgery. It is commonly treated with range of motion exercises performed daily, but they can be painful and are often ineffective. The goal of this project is to design and create a motor-hinged elbow orthosis activated by an iOS application. The iOS app will initiate exercises to regain as much range of motion in the joint during the healing process while simultaneously breaking down scar tissue in the joint.
Degree ProgramHonors College