Splints play a prominent role in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries, whether after surgery or as an exclusive treatment. They are part of the therapeutic arsenal of the hand therapist. Their creation requires the use of suitable materials with optimized immobilization positions to combat stiffening, as well as expertise.
In this book, Nicolas Bailly, specialized occupational therapist and hand therapist, guides us step-by-step in the creation of the most common thermoformed splints for the hand and wrist. The manufacturing technique is based on the “COLOR CODE GENEVA®” concept published by the author, which assigns a color to each region of the hand and wrist, determined by anatomy and biomechanics, guiding the therapist for immobilization positions. Each color is dedicated to a chapter respecting a rigorous plan: injuries observed in traumatology, immobilization positions with a reminder of biomechanics, types of orthoses and their creation from measuring to final realization. The different stages are illustrated by photos and drawings to facilitate reader comprehension, with icons evaluating the difficulty, time spent, and materials used.
Common sense is at the heart of his device with tips and tricks for beginners as well as more experienced hand therapists