Phalanx and metacarpal bone positions:
3. SAFE position
The wrist is in a functional position. MCP joints are at an angle of 70–90 degrees and the fingers are straight.
Thumb and wrist positions in thumb braces:
4. Palmar Abduction
The wrist is in a functional position. The thumb is to the side, touching the index finger.
Position the limb being treated according to the doctor’s instructions. Always take
each patient’s unique anatomy and injury into careful consideration. Please note that variations in the patient’s anatomy may prevent the use of basic positions, particularly in occupational therapy.