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Stupid Question
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06/02/2010 12:31
patandpaula 
06/02/2010 12:31
patandpaula 
Stupid Question

I know this sounds stupid, but could anyone please tell me how to measure how many degrees a finger is contracted?
Thanks for any help.



Paula

06/02/2010 13:12
wach 

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06/02/2010 13:12
wach 

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Measuring extension deficit

Paula,

by no means a stupid question! Actually even doctors have difficulties measuring the angles and two any doctors will measure different extension deficits ... The good news is a few degrees difference won't matter. Maybe below link will help understanding definition and measurement:

http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/Classification


Wolfgang

Edited 06/02/10 16:13

06/03/2010 02:21
LubaM. 
06/03/2010 02:21
LubaM. 
Re: Stupid Question

To measure extension my hand therapist uses a

"Baseline HiRes 360 Degree 6" Clear Plastic Goniometer"

You can google this and find them online for about $10 plus shipping. I am currently doing hand therapy after my NA procedure, and plan to buy one when I am done with therapy so that I can monitor the degree of contracture of my PIP joint....for my own curiosity.

06/03/2010 10:19
brianb

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06/03/2010 10:19
brianb

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Re: Stupid Question

Wolfgang thanks for all the valuable info....too bad..all those great minds..caanot find a cure..
Very interesting ..re benifits of splintting after N.A.... Had N. A. 18 months ago..still wear night splint and finger is still perfect.
As I have suggested several times in the past...after N.A. wear the SPLINT !

06/03/2010 12:02
patandpaula 
06/03/2010 12:02
patandpaula 
Re: Stupid Question

Thanks Wach and Luba,
I will definitely check both links out!


Paula

06/03/2010 14:26
LubaM. 
06/03/2010 14:26
LubaM. 
Re: E-Z splint

Another good source for an easy reasy-made splint:

http://www.ezywrap.com/p-856-finger-splint.aspx

This is the splint that Dr. Eaton gave me right after my recent NA on the PIP joint small finger. Its not as good as having a custom made one, but I think a good substitute for those who have no access to a custom made splint...check it out.

Edited 06/03/10 17:30

06/03/2010 18:33
wach 

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06/03/2010 18:33
wach 

Administrator

Night splint

Another one, not custom but easy and comfortable:

http://www.dupuytrensche-kontraktur.de/index_fixxglove.htm

Wolfgang

Edited 06/03/10 21:34

06/03/2010 20:26
flojo 
06/03/2010 20:26
flojo 
Re: Stupid Question

My fingers are not where I have had contracture, at least not yet. I haven't seen a ready-made splint that looks like it would stretch across the palm from pinky to thumb and including pinky and thumb. Mostly they look like they would stretch/splint the fingers but not the palm very much.

Any suggestions for ready-made ones for me to look at?
Thanks,
Flora

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