Rehabilitation

HSS Hand Therapy Center Splint Fabrication Manual

The Splint Fabrication Manual was created by the HSS Hand Therapy Center. This manual is a compilation of education modules from our 12-week splinting workshop series, Smart Design: The Art of Splinting.

See a Sample Chapter (pdf)

The Splint Fabrication Manual is divided into four sections:

  1. Finger Splints
  2. Hand Based Splints
  3. Forearm Based Splints
  4. Elbow Splints

This manual will provide you with step-by-step instructions for fabrication over 20 different splints. Splint patterns for each splint, as well as a list of materials, diagnoses and helpful hints, are included for every set of instructions. The HSS Hand Therapy Center staff believes that splinting is an art and that practice makes perfect. The Splint Fabrication Manual can help you get started or fine tune your splinting.

Ordering Information

You can purchase this manual at the HSS Online Store 

Table of Contents

I. Finger Splints

  1. Mallet Splint
  2. Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dorsal Blocking Splint
  3. Finger Gutter Extension Splint
  4. Anti-Boutonniere Splint
  5. Anti-Swan Neck Splint
II. Hand Based Splints
  1. Resting Hand Splint
  2. Night Extension Splint
  3. Dupuytren’s Splint
  4. Ulnar Gutter Splint
    a) Interphalangeal joints free and included
  5. Radial Gutter Splint
    a) Interphalangeal joints free and included
  6. Short Opponens Splint
  7. Metacarpalphalangeal Blocking Splint
III. Forearm Based Splints
  1. Wrist Splint
    a) Clamshell piece
  2. Forearm Gutter Splint
  3. Forearm Based Thumb Spica
  4. Ulnar Gutter Splint
    a) Interphalangeal joints, free and included
  5. Radial Gutter Splint
    a) Interphalangeal joints, free and included
  6. Dorsal Blocking Splint
  7. Metacarpalphalangeal Blocking Splint
  8. Sugar Tong Splint
  9. Delta Cast Gauntlet
IV. Elbow Splints
  1. Posterior Elbow Splint (Thermoplastic and Delta Cast)
  2. Anterior Elbow Extension Splint
  3. Static Progressive Elbow Flexion Splint
  4. Static Progressive Elbow Extension Splint
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