Thumb extensor tendon splint

Objective
Dynamic thumb IP extension.
Indications

Early mobilisation of thumb extensor tendon suture.

Fabrication steps
Recommended products
Thicknesses mm (inches)
1,6 mm (1/16")
2,0 mm (1/12")
2,5 mm (3/32")
3,2 mm (1/8")
Perforations mm (inches)
Non Perforated
Mini Perforated
Macro Perforated
Micro Perforated
1.

Push the thumb through the slit of the splint pattern.

2.

Fold the lateral borders at the level of the MCP joint upwards.

3.

Stick the small radial lip onto the hand palm section and position the wrist and thumb (wrist 30° extension, thumb 30° flexion).

4.

Attach an Orfitube with elastic and finger cuff as described in the introduction.

Finishing and fixation straps: Fit a broad fixation strap across the wrist and back of the hand, and a narrow one over the forearm.