By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Finger injuries are generally known as a ‘jarred finger.’ It commonly occurs in sports such as netball,  AFL, oz tag and rugby. Quite often they are left untreated and can lead to swelling, stiffness, pain and finger deformities. Here we take a look at the most common finger injuries and how a hand therapist can help.

 

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Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .
By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .

Gone are the days where bulky and heavy white plaster is the only way to treat broken bones.

With clever technology, there are now waterproof casts and thermoplastic splints as treatment options. Let’s take a look at different ways of healing fractures with a plaster of Paris backslab, fibreglass cast and thermoplastic splint, as well as how to best look after each of them.

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