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Hand splint - series

Indications:
Indications

To begin making a hand dressing, place the injured hand around a cloth ball or other malleable (cushioned or padded) object, such as a tennis ball, balled-up sock, or rolled-up elastic bandage.



Indications, part 1:
Indications, part 1

Use a cloth or rolled bandage to apply a circumferential wrap. Do not forget to place padding between the fingers.



Indications, part 2:
Indications, part 2

Use adhesive tape or a cloth strip to anchor the bandage and separate the fingers, as shown above.



Aftercare:
Aftercare

The complete wrap leaves the fingertips exposed, so that they can be checked for adequate circulation.




Review Date: 4/16/2013
Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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