Rheumatoid resting splint

Objective
Positioning of the wrist, hand and fingers in a corrected position. Muscle relaxation and pain relief.
Indications

Preventive and corrective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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

Fabrication steps
Starting Position
Recommended products
Thickness mm (inches)
3,2 mm (1/8")
Perforations mm (inches)
Mini Perforated
Macro Perforated
Maxi Perforated
1.

Place the patient’s hand on top of the pattern.

2.

Attach the pattern by means of a bandage (distal to proximal).

3.

Pull out the inside edge of the thumb portion in such a way that it can be stuck together with the outer edge of the splint.

4.

Position all the joints while the material hardens.

5.

Finishing:
Cut off any surplus material.
Soften the edges of cover with padding.
Turn the proximal and distal edges outwards.

6.

Fixation:
1 broad (elastic) strap with an access opening over the wrist
1 broad (elastic) padded strap with an access opening over the MCP joints
1 narrow (elastic) strap over the proximal phalanges
1 narrow (elastic) strap attached to the proximal edge.