2. Dynamic MCP Extension Orthosis
This chapter will introduce the viewer to a dynamic MCP extension orthosis used post-operatively for clients recovering from extensor tendon repair or following MCP joint arthroplasty. The dynamic orthotic fabrication techniques along with an appropriate rehabilitation protocol will be covered. The chapter will highlight the pattern-making process, fabrication steps, important guidelines for adding outriggers and checking the correct fit, and precautions for the use of dynamic orthoses.