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Splinting is one part of many in treating a hand problem. We will focus on the splinting aspect, however it is important to always consult a professional to ensure splinting is approriate in each individual case. 

 

 

 

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Fabric Lined Splint

 

The Fabric lined splint is a very useful splint for those fragile, sore or swollen hands. Here I have used some soft strapping - Durawrap/Mafra, which conforms well around the hand and also helps reduce any swelling. Over the wrist I have used Microgrip, which is an elastic, soft strapping, which would be confortably for the client to wear.

 

Here is a tutorial on how to make this splint, as presented at the New Zealand Hand Therapy Conference 2015.

 

 


Recommended Reading Recommended Reading

                                      

The "Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity" is a must have book for anyone working in Hand Therapy.

This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn more about basic splinting principles, or for therapists teaching splinting.

Second Edition of Orthotic Intervention in the Hand and Upper Extremity is just out!

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