- Results from a hyperextension force and usually involves the ulna collateral ligament
- Evaluate for thumb function
- Determine how much movement is needed for sport and how much movement causes pain
- Based on your injury evaluation, you can determine the amount of movement to allow the athlete
- Apply J-Wrap and anchors at the wrist and at the IP
- Apply strips from the thumb to the wrist to provide stability – moving medial to lateral along the joint
- Apply Figure 8 strips around the thumb and the wrist and repeat process 2- 3 times
- Close at the wrist and the thumb
- To completely immobilize the joint, make an Orthoplast splint.
- Check the rules of sport to make sure it is legal to play with this splint.