functional hand position

func·tion·al hand po·si·tion

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl hand pŏ-zish'ŏn)
A position for a nonfunctional hand to prevent contractures and deformity. Position includes 20-30 degrees of wrist extension, 45 degrees of metacarpal joint flexion, 30 degrees of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion, and 20 degrees of distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) flexion.
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