Splint care Quiz: Test!

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Splint care Quiz: Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To shape a splint it is best to use?
    • A. 

      Your Thumbs

    • B. 

      The base of your palm

    • C. 

      Tongs

    • D. 

      Your knuckles

  • 2. 
    The thermoplastic Ezeform is?
    • A. 

      Very drapable

    • B. 

      Sticks easily to itself

    • C. 

      Easy to work with/forgiving of mistakes

    • D. 

      The only type of thermoplastic available

  • 3. 
    The goals of splinting are?
    • A. 

      Immobilisation or mobilisation

    • B. 

      Immobilisation or strengthening

    • C. 

      Mobilisation or strengthening

    • D. 

      Strengthening or wound healing

  • 4. 
    When designing a template for a splint it is important to?
    • A. 

      Hold the pen perpendicular to the paper

    • B. 

      Mark creases before removing the hand

    • C. 

      Mark bony landmarks before moving the hand

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Before molding the thermoplastic to the patient you should?
    • A. 

      Have the patient's hand in the appropriate position and make sure the thermoplastic is as hot as possible

    • B. 

      Have the patients hand resting on the table and make sure the thermoplastic is as hot as possible

    • C. 

      Have the patient's hand in the appropriate position and test the thermoplastic on yourself first so it is partially moulded and not too hot

    • D. 

      Have the patients hand resting on the table and test the thermoplastic on yourself first so it is partially moulded and not too hot

  • 6. 
    A splint will not be effective if?
    • A. 

      The patient is not compliant with wearing the splint

    • B. 

      The splint is not keeping the hand in the correct position

    • C. 

      The patient is older than 60

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 7. 
    A splint for Dequervain's should leave which joint free to move:
    • A. 

      1st CMC joint

    • B. 

      1st MCP joint

    • C. 

      IP joint of the thumb

    • D. 

      Wrist joint

  • 8. 
    The most important thing when changing a splint for a mallet finger is to?
    • A. 

      Check the ROM of the DIP joint

    • B. 

      Assess if there is a lag present

    • C. 

      Look for swelling

    • D. 

      Maintain the DIP joint in hyperextension

  • 9. 
    Possible complications of splint usage include:
    • A. 

      Stiffness

    • B. 

      Weakness

    • C. 

      Pressure areas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    After fitting a splint make sure the patient understands:
    • A. 

      When/how to take the splint on/off

    • B. 

      That the splint is always 100% right after the first fitting

    • C. 

      How to wash their hand/check their skin

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      A and C

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