Splints and braces for upper limbs

Woodcast is extremely suitable for upper limb castings By layering and combining materials you can make a sufficiently sturdy cast for all indications.

Most common wrist positions:

1. Neutral position
The wrist is straight and the flexor and extensor muscles are balanced.

2. Functional position
Mild dorsal flexion. The fingers are curled into a loose fist.

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.

Get to know examples of upper limb splinting:

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