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Splinting 106

Thumb Immobilization SplintsPediatric Splinting


3.0

  • Discuss important functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the thumb
  • List appropriate thumb and wrist positions in a thumb immobilization splint
  • Identify the three components of a thumb immobilization splint
  • Describe the reasons for supporting the joints of the thumb
  • Discuss the diagnostic indications for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Discuss the process of pattern making and splint fabrication for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Describe elements of a proper fit of a thumb immobilization splint
  • List general and specific precautions for a thumb immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate fit problems of a thumb immobilization splint
  • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated thumb immobilization splint
  • Apply knowledge about thumb immobilization splinting to a case study
  • Outline 3 steps related to the importance of evidenced-based practice with thumb immobilization splint provision
  • Describe the appropriate use of prefabricated thumb splints

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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