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Conventional resting splints used to treat digital stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) are often discontinued or not worn consistently by patients. Informal reports by patients indicate that the splints are too bulky, interfere with activities of daily living, and are visibly too noticeable. Since resolution of the condition may take as long as 9 weeks, this is a significant issue. A new splint design has been developed to avoid these shortcomings in hopes that physicians and therapists will have successful compliance when utilizing splinting in the treatment of this condition. It is both cost-effective and noninvasive. This article describes the condition and treatment options for digital stenosing tenosynovitis and fabrication techniques for the proposed alternative splint.
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