ND, nondominant; NT, not tested; Dom, dominant. Splinting of the digital joints for evaluation is not a new concept and has been used successfully in the past for determination of outcomes. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
The participants were able to directly compare differing angles in one sitting and evaluate them subjectively, while objective measurements helped to validate the angles efficiency and effectiveness at completing the tasks. Among the different activities performed, the lowest average scores were seen for the button activity and picking up coins, both of which require high precision movements of the thumb Table 1. Sieber HP, Segmuller G.
Effectiveness of the chevron arthrodesis in small joints of the hand. Determining the position of the thumb depending on employment and gross usage has been evaluated previously.