What is it about?
The treatment of a men whit a rare condition is described. In hand therapy, the focus is often on improving the impairment. Here the focus was on occupational performance by observing the way he performed his work as a baker. This made the main problem apparent, an unique, adjustable wrist splint was made to solve this problem.
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Why is it important?
There is evidence for the effectiveness of occupation based hand therapy interventions and it is also found that Occupation Therapists do not use it very often. It divers the Occupational Therapists from the Physical Therapists. Un unique, adjustable splint is described.
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This page is a summary of: Occupation-based hand therapy in a baker with monomelic amyotrophy (distal segmental spinal muscular atrophy or Hirayama disease), Hand Therapy, July 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1758998319861402.
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The way the splint can be adjusted.
a hinge allowing ulnar deviation and a neutral position of the wrist was added. The hinge bridging the two separate parts of the splint automatically restricted the amount of possible ulnar deviation. This was due to the design of the two parts, one part hand based, the other part located on the forearm. In ulnar deviation the two parts touch each other which limits further ulnar deviation. In this short video it is shown.
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