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    Physical Therapist

    Splinting 110

    Splinting for the Fingers


    • Explain the functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the fingers
    • Identify diagnostic indications for splinting the fingers
    • Describe a mallet finger
    • Describe a boutonniere deformity
    • Describe a swan-neck deformity
    • Name three structures that provide support to the stability of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint
    • Explain what buddy straps are
    • Apply clinical reasoning to evaluate finger splints in terms of materials used, strapping type and placement, and fit
    • Discuss the process of making a mallet splint, a gutter splint, and a PIP hyperextension block splint

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    $36.00 USD

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