Thumb Spica Splint
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Thumb Spica Splint

This Thumb Spica Splint course will teach you:

  • How to apply an Ulnar Gutter Splint

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Thumb Spica Splint:

  • Wrinkly stockinette
  • Pressure complications
  • Excessive padding
  • Immobilizing metacarpophalangeal joints
  • Too wet plaster
  • Splint skin contact
  • Constricting elastic wrap
  • Splint too far distally
  • Splint too far proximally

With the following tips you might perform the Thumb Spica Splint even better:

  • Material measurements
  • Oblique side stockinette
  • Elbow support
  • Hole for thumb
  • Stockinette length
  • Rolling up stockinette
  • Position padding roll
  • Padding overlap
  • Measuring plaster
  • Water temperature
  • Wetting the plaster
  • Adjustments around thumb
  • Splint without stockinette
  • Fracture control
  • Immobilization methods
  • Hand positioning
  • Sling usage

You might also be interested in:

Radial Gutter Splint
Short Forearm Cast
Volar Forearm Splint
Cast and Splint Removal Forearm

Step by step

Patient Preparation

Digit

Examine

Examine the digits for pain and impairment of function. Also examine the adjacent joints for functionality and pain. Examine the digits for altered sensation or impaired perfusion. This examination is used for comparison after cast application and to detect abnormalities which require immediate attention.

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