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2018 HAND THERAPY WEEK ORTHOSIS SELFIE WINNER 

CONGRATS Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, OTD, CHT

TSHT Board and Committee members would like to congratulate

Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, OTD, CHT for her entry in the

Orthosis Selfie Contest

Dorinda’s entry showed a patient who suffered an index and long finger amputation just distal to the MCP joint and partial amputation of the thumb proximal to the IP joint. He experienced difficulty with opposition of thumb to ring finger for pinching due to lack of ring finger flexor tendon excursion for PIP/DIP joint flexion.  This client worked in the ER as a physician assistant and required this pinch for suturing of lacerations.  An oval 8 ring orthosis was fabricated to place the distal phalanx in slight flexion and a thermoplastic attachment was added so that the small finger could assist the ring finger in flexion and opposition to distal tip of thumb. This allowed him to grasp smaller sized objects in opposition and provided him with the necessary assistance to utilize pinch for completion of suturing in the ER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSHT would like to thank everyone who celebrated and participated in

Hand Therapy Week 2018!

ALEX PINON, MOT, OTR, COMT, CEAS

ABEL CAVAZOS, OTR, CHT

 

OLIVIA ADAMSON, OTR, CHT

MARY BETH VENTORINI- BURKETT, OT, OTD, CHT & DALLAS HAND SOCIETY

PROFESSOR KIMATHA OXFORD GRICE, OTR, CHT

 

 

2017 Hand Therapy Week Video Contest

              Congratulations to Kim Granhaug who was the winner of the Hand therapy week video contest 2017!!
 “The video consisted of a young lady who had limited forearm rotation due to surgery to remove multiple Osteo Chondromas.  The video demonstrated the client using a long magnetic stick bought at the dollar store and the patient picked up paperclips or steel ball bearings”
Thank you for all of those that participated in submitting their video ideas such as Mary Ann Appleby MA OTR/CHT with Jerry Liu OTA, Matt Wymore OTR/CT and  Lara Gordon OTR/CHT.

Hand Therapy Week Winners:
2017: Kim Granhaug, OTR, CHT – Use of magnetic wand for supination and pronation
2016: Bubba Klosterman – Low profile radial nerve palsy orthosis
2015: Kimatha Grace –  Hand Cookie Picture Contest


 

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