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Thumb Spica Splint or Cast?

Thumb Spica is an orthopedic cast or thumb splint used for therapeutic immobilization of thumb injuries. It keeps the thumb in a fixed position called the “glass holding position”. This not only allows the undisturbed torn ligament or fracture healing, but also helps us to perform a few activities, like holding a glass or a book and so on. Since, it keeps the remaining fingers active it is also called a functional position and this prevents fingers from becoming stiff. Thus, it should always be kept in mind while using any spica cast or thumb splint, that, except the injured part, all the other parts should be free to move to prevent unnecessary stiffness later.


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