Julie Belkin

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Oval-8 Finger Splints – We’ve Made the Best Even Better!

Posted by Julie Belkin on Fri, Sep 21,2018 @ 10:52 AM

It’s no secret that Oval-8 Finger Splints are the preferred finger orthosis to treat your patient’s mallet finger, swan neck and boutonniere deformities, trigger finger and trigger thumb, lateral deviation, fractures, arthritis, and hypermobility (EDS).

We are excited to announce improvements to the Oval-8 that make it easier on your eyes and even more comfortable on your patient’s fingers!

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Tags: Oval-8 finger splint, Finger splints

CMCcare Thumb Brace: Videos for Health Care Professionals

Posted by Julie Belkin on Mon, May 14,2018 @ 02:22 PM

The CMCcare Thumb Brace by Basko Healthcare contours around the first metacarpal to stabilize the CMC joint and restore proper alignment of the thumb for improved function and pain-free motion. The careful design eliminates pressure in the web space and leaves the ulnar border of the hand free for function. 

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Tags: CMCcare Thumb Brace

Orthotic Management Of The Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ)

Posted by Julie Belkin on Fri, May 04,2018 @ 12:55 PM

The Problem

How to restore the rhythm of the radius and ulnar without constraining motion

Loss of TFC integrity leads to instability of the DRUJ disrupting the rhythm of the radius as it travels around the ulnar styloid. This blog describes how a properly designed orthosis can be employed to restore stability without disrupting the rhythm of the rotating radius.

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Tags: distal radioulnar joint, orthotic managment, druj

Treating CMC Joint Arthritis - Collapse Deformities of the Thumb

Posted by Julie Belkin on Fri, Dec 08,2017 @ 06:58 AM

Collapse deformities of the thumb are all too common in the presence of CMC joint arthritis. The Nalebuff Type III or “intrinsic minus” thumb deformity evidenced by CMC flexion, MP extension or hyperextension and IP flexion is the most common deformity.

This becomes a highly dysfunctional posture over time due to the loss of MCP flexion, web space shortening and thenar muscle atrophy - making moving the thumb away from the palm all but impossible.

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Tags: CMC joint arthritis

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