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.

Splinting Options for Stiff Finger Joints

October 19, 2022

Following an injury to the proximal interphalangeal joint, there is often a loss of range of motion, typically in both the flexion and extension planes. Therefore, we have compiled a list of helpful splinting options…

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Factors that influence orthosis adherence in patients with acute traumatic tendon injuries to the hand

September 12, 2021

Savaş, S., & Aydoğan, Ç. (2020). Factors affecting orthosis adherence after acute traumatic hand tendon repairs: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Hand Therapy, S0894113020301848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2020.10.005 World Health Organization. (2003). Adherence to long-term therapies: evidence for…

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5+ Common Mallet Finger Splints

May 2, 2021

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 common mallet finger splint. Small…

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CMC Arthritis Orthosis in the Hand: Mechanics and Purpose

November 1, 2020

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 (CMC arthritis), this causes…

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5+ Common Mallet Finger Splints

September 1, 2019

Finger orthoses can be tough, and the mallet finger 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…

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