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5Option 3: Attelle fonctionelle

This technique allows immediate mobilization of the interphalangeal joints of all fingers.

This splint comprises 3 parts:

  • A dorsal splint maintaining the wrist in 30 degrees of extension and the MCP joints in full flexion, reaching distally to the PIP joints
  • A palmar splint supporting the wrist in 30 degrees of extension, reaching the distal flexion crease of the palm
  • A “buddy splintage,” or strapping (syndactylisation), applied at the middle phalanges II-V.

This technique allows immediate mobilization of the interphalangeal joints of all fingers. Its application, however, is difficult, and correct exercising must be supervised by a hand therapist. “Buddy splintage,” prevents rotational malalignment.