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Forearm & Wrist Splints: Volar/Dorsal & Single Sugar-Tong

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When volar/dorsal and single sugar-tong splints are applied, the wrist is usually in an _____ position.

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1. Which of the following people would most likely need to use a volar/dorsal splint?

2. Single sugar-tong splints usually begin at the proximal palmar crease, extend down the forearm, wrap around/under the elbow, extend up the back of the forearm, and end at the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet assessment, you can quickly determine how much you know about forearm and wrist splints. Your success on this quiz depends on your ability to understand what kinds of injuries require these splints and how they are worn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you must:

  • Describe the position the wrist is in when volar/dorsal and single sugar-tong splints are applied
  • Identify who would most likely need to wear a volar/dorsal splint
  • Note where single sugar-tong splints end
  • Discuss which bones would be fractured in order to require wearing a single sugar-tong splint
  • List the types of injuries that would require the use of a volar/dorsal splint

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what position the wrist is in when certain types of splints are applied
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which injuries do and do not require the use of a volar/dorsal splint
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why and how single sugar-tong splints are applied

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Forearm & Wrist Splints: Volar/Dorsal & Single Sugar-Tong allows you to review more details about these devices. You can learn more about:

  • Where volar/dorsal splints extend from and to
  • How to remember the difference between volar and dorsal splints
  • Why volar/dorsal splints are sometimes preferred over casts
  • What type of movement a single sugar-tong splint prevents
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