Orthoses

category-orthosis

Fabricating orthoses doesn’t have to be complicated. These posts will give guidance on when to use which orthosis as well as tips and tricks on more efficient methods to fabricate.

5+ Common Mallet Finger Splints

September 1, 2019

Finger orthoses can be tough, and the mallet orthosis is no exception. The protocol for 15 degrees of DIP extension with mallet fingers is tricky to manage while making a splint. Small splints on little…

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Which is better: Splinting the MCP or PIP joint when managing Trigger Finger?

June 2, 2019

Teo, S. H., Ng D. C., Wong, Y.K.(2018).  Effectiveness of proximal interphalangeal joint blocking orthosis vs metacarpophalangeal joint blocking orthosis in trigger digit: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Hand Therapy, 1-7. The Skinny- This…

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CMC Arthritis Orthosis in the Hand: Mechanics and Purpose

February 14, 2019

One of the most common diagnoses we see in hand therapy is osteoarthritis of the 1st carpo-metacarpal joint where the metacarpal articulates with the trapezium. Also known as basal joint arthritis, this causes pain, joint…

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