Dorsal cock-up splint

Objective
Immobilization of the wrist in a functional or antalgic position.
Indications
  • All flaccid palsies of the wrist (radial nerve injuries, neuropathy, etc.);
  • Post traumatic flexion contracture;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Tip: this splint is available as a pre-cut.

Fabrication steps
Starting Position
Recommended products
Thicknesses mm (inches)
2,5 mm (3/32")
3,2 mm (1/8")
Perforation mm (inches)
Non Perforated
1.

Slide the pattern over the patient’s hand, ensuring that it is the right L-R direction, and
slide the edge of the opening up to the wrist. Do not let the palmar support turn round.

2.

Fold the lateral wings one after each other upwards so that there is a gradual transition from the palmar to the dorsal side.

3.

Press the wings together to stick them together, while holding the desired starting position.

4.

Finishing: Pay particular attention to the proper finishing of the portion along the first web space, to the dorsal edge at the level of the wrist, and to the shape of the ulnar styloid process.

Fixation: One broad strap applied to the proximal end. Optionally, a narrow strap around the wrist.