Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flexible splint designs - v15

Since I'm at week 11, I need to introduce some limited movement to the DIP joint. I'm doing this by introducing small sections of flexible silicon into the armature.

Here's an annoying animated gif of the action.

A previous post shows the close-up of this splint:

I'll tweak the splint over the next few days and weeks to increase range of motion and ease the tendon back into flexibility. Typical approach is to just remove the splint and wear it only at night; however, this seems a little extreme.

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