Nancy Chee, Interplast visiting educator.
Splinting and understanding proper positioning are important in the prevention of deformities, whether they are from burns or congenital problems. A splint was made for 9-month-old Khoa (pictured here), who was born with clasp thumb (weak muscles.) The splint will keep the thumb extended until Khoa can do it himself. His mother was taught about the condition and care for her child with splinting exercises and play.