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6Cast application

Alternative: Splint

As an alternative to a cast, a removable splint may be used. This gives access for skin care, but requires greater patient compliance.

A well-padded splint is applied on the palmar side, to avoid pressure over the K-wires.

It is imperative that the splint permit full digital motion, especially metacarpophalangeal flexion.