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4Option 2: Immobilization with palmar splint

The splint is held in place with an elastic bandage

In noncompliant patients, or in cases of dorsal soft-tissue injury, a palmar splint may be applied with the hand in an intrinsic plus (Edinburgh) position and the wrist in slight extension of 20-30 degrees.

The splint is held in place with an elastic bandage. The bandage should not be overtightened at the level of the wrist joint, in order to avoid excessive swelling of the hand.

Direct skin contact of adjacent fingers should be prevented by placing gauze pads between them.
This splint is easy to apply and needs no hand therapy during the period of immobilization. A potential disadvantage of this technique is the complete immobilization of uninjured fingers and joints.