Radial gutter splint
- Phalangeal and metacarpal fracture or and soft tissue injuries of the 2nd and 3rd digits.
- Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
- Apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown to radial aspect of forearm
- Wrist should be placed in slight extension (approximately 20°) and MCP should be flexed
- Maintain position until splint material has hardened and secure splint to arm (e.g. ace wraps)
- Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation