Hand Therapy guide to understanding the different wrist and hand fractures
In the daily practice of a hand surgery and hand therapy clinic, it is not uncommon to encounter inadequate splinting that can significantly extend the treatment.
In order to improve the design of splints or plaster casts in polydisciplinary emergency departments or for non-specialised practitioners, a color code has been created to guide practitioners when fractures of the hand and wrist occur.
This color code is divided into six sectors ranging from the third phalanx of the long fingers to the lower extremity of the forearm also, incorporating the thumb. Each sector is represented by a color and has an emergency splinting type defined and angled, which serves as a temporary solution whilst awaiting a consultation with a specialist. Full PDF of the colour code for emergency splintint for wrist and hand fractures.