finger splint


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finger splint

A padded strip of malleable metal or plastic used to immobilize a fractured finger. As an alternative, the injured finger is often “buddy taped” to an adjoining finger for support.
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All operated fingers were immobilized using single finger splints and passive range of motions (ROM) of the DIP joints were started on postoperative day 2.
Control plain radiographs were taken with finger splints and the patient was instructed to abstain from play until physial closure.
Other materials used are thermoplastic splints, for example for custom-made palmar wrist or finger splints.