Practice Forum| Volume 19, ISSUE 4, P425-429, October 2006

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A Silicone Splint to Prevent Diving Injuries of the Thumb

      Therapists who treat sports-related injuries frequently have to use a significant amount of creativity to return the injured athlete to their activity. In addition, we might be asked to protect the athlete from injuries that could occur. Our decisions on what materials to use can also be difficult, based on the environment in which the athlete performs their sports. In this particular article, the author has the challenge of providing something for the divers that is water resistant and does not limit their performance.—Peggy Fillion, OTR/L, CHT, Practice Forum Editor
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