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Hand therapy patient leaflets



This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Mallet finger - initial information

This sheet describes some exercises you should do each day to help your finger to heal. It also tells you what you should and should not do.

Managing daily tasks with one hand

This leaflet gives information, hints and tips on how to complete daily tasks with one hand.

Mepiform silicone gel

This information sheet provides you with information about Mepiform silicon gel and tells you how to use it.

Occupational therapy in POPS

This leaflet gives more information about having occupational therapy in the Proactive Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) unit

Pressure therapy

This information sheet tells you how to care for your pressure garment and advises you of potential issues to look out for.

Scar care

This leaflet tells you how to look after your scar and help it to heal.

Sensory re-education

This leaflet gives you more information about using sensory re-education as a way to help you to recover from your hand injury if your nerves have been injured. It also teaches you how to recognise different textures and shapes with your injured hand.

Soft stretch extension splint

This leaflet explains more about the use of a soft stretch extension splint.

Therapeutic putty exercises

This leaflet shows you how to perform the hand exercises your therapist has given you.

Thumb active movement exercises

This leaflet gives you exercises to help you recover from your hand injury or surgery.
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