Hand & Finger Splints: Ulnar Gutter & Radial Gutter


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A fracture to which of the following fingers would most likely require an ulnar gutter splint?

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1. Besides fractures, what other types of finger injury is likely to require the use of an ulnar gutter or radial gutter splint?

2. When ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints are applied, the fingers are usually placed in a _____ position.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions found in this quiz and worksheet will test you on various aspects of ulnar and radial gutter splints, such as the kind of finger injury, besides a fracture, that would probably require their use. You can take the quiz multiple times to ensure you understand the content.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The finger for which a fracture would require an ulnar gutter splint
  • A type of finger injury likely to require an ulnar gutter or radial gutter splint
  • The position of the finger when ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints are applied
  • The definition of 'metacarpals'
  • Time frames in which ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints are generally used

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a key word, such as 'metacarpals'
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between a fracture and an ulnar gutter splint
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the finger for which you would use an ulnar gutter splint

Additional Learning

Learn more about these splints with the lesson titled Hand & Finger Splints: Ulnar Gutter & Radial Gutter. Here's a quick look at topics in this lesson:

  • An overview of hand anatomy
  • Why elastic bandages are used
  • The definition of 'phalanges'
  • When splints are removed