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Splints and casts are supports that are used to protect injured bones and soft tissues. A cast completely encircles the limb with a hard, rigid outer shell Figures 1 and 2. A splint provides rigid support along just a portion of the limb, with soft or open areas in between Figures 3 and 4.
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So scaphoid fractures are frequently seen, can be difficult to diagnose, and may not heal despite management. Rhemrev et al. The acute non-displaced waist fracture, distal scaphoid fractures and scaphoid tuberosity fractures are typically managed with casting Dell et al.
There are many types of plaster casts used in the treatment of fractures and other ailments. Here are the major types of casts. Distal extent on the palmar aspect is just till distal palmar crease and on dorsal aspect is up to knuckles.
Your thumb has two bones called the phalanges. The most common fracture associated with a broken thumb is actually to the larger bone of your hand known as the first metacarpal. This bone connects to your thumb bones.
The goals of the Short Thumb Spica are twofold: maintain the thumb in oppositionand preserve the first web space. The Orfit thumb gauntlet. In general, splints are applied to decrease movement and provide support and comfort through Thumb spica splinting: molding of splint.
NCBI Bookshelf. Jamal Alam ; Matthew Varacallo. Authors Jamal Alam 1 ; Matthew Varacallo 2. Hand and wrist injuries afflict a wide range of the adult and pediatric general population groups.
A spica splint refers to a bandage with multiple v-shaped crossings to immobilize a joint—in this case the joint of the thumb. See BraceAbility's full line of thumb spica splints. The dual lacing closure the support helps the hand brace contour to the thumb and wrist, as does the contoured, malleable palmer stay.