Rolyan Finger Gutter Splint is contoured to provide a comfortable fit with firm, stable immobilization. Ezeform splinting material can be adjusted to accommodate swollen digits. Finger Gutter Splint is useful for fractures, dislocations, ligamentous injuries, fingertip injuries and other soft tissue injuries.
ANNE S. This version of the article includes supplemental content. Management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions requires the use of a cast or splint.
Add in the comfort of an open-cell foam interior covered in terry cloth and you have the most versatile forearm splint available today—an easy, economical replacement for old-fashioned plaster, fiberglass, and thermoplastic splints. Better yet, it's washable air dry, do not put in heated dryer. The foam on the skin-contact side is open-cell for permeability of vapor and moisture.
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Our Orfit blog shares information and instructions in matching our thermoplastic materials to orthotic designs. Several pathologies require immobilization of the wrist and thumb joints in a wrist- hand -finger orthosis known as the long thumb opponens or thumb spica orthosis. Depending on the exact diagnosis, this immobilization orthosis typically positions the wrist in slight extension and the thumb carpal- metacarpal CMC joint between radial and palmar abduction, with the metacarpo-phalangeal MP joint slightly flexed and the interphalangeal IP joint free.
Splints are most commonly used to immobilize broken bones or dislocated joints. When a broken bone has been properly set, a splint permits complete rest at the site of the fracture and thus allows natural healing to take place with the bone in the proper position. Splints are also necessary to immobilize unset fractures when a patient is moved after an accident; they prevent motion of the fractured bone, which might cause greater damage.
Check out this Flip video!. My favourite thermoplastic material to use for finger gutter splints is Polyform. Make it long enough so the proximal end of the splint lands just.
For instance, a splint can be used for certain fractures, soft tissue sprains, tendon injuries, or injuries awaiting orthopedic treatment. A splint may be static, not allowing motion, or dynamic, allowing controlled motion. Splints can also be used to relieve pain in damaged joints.