Wrist extension anti-deviation splint

Objective
Active wrist extension and support of the m. extensor carpi ulnaris.
Indications

Initial stages of rheumatoid arthritis, with inflammation of the distal radioulnar joint.

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

Push the thumb through the hole of pattern A and mould around the hand.

2.

Mould pattern B on the forearm, taking care to fully cover the ulnar side of the wrist.

3.

Attach the fixation straps of both sections of the splint.

4.
  • Attach an Orfitube dorsally on the ulnar side of the forearm section (pattern B) as well as on the hand portion (pattern A).
  • Stick an Orfit Classic 3.2 mm (1/8″) rod on the radial side for use as a hinging connection piece.
5.

Tie a thick piece of elastic in the Orfitube.

Finishing: Leave room for the ulnar styloid process and apply some soft foam material at the level of the wrist.