To begin making a hand dressing, place the injured hand around a cloth ball or other malleable (cushioned or padded) object, such as a tennis ball, balled-up sock, or rolled-up elastic bandage.
|Indications, part 1|
Use a cloth or rolled bandage to apply a circumferential wrap. Do not forget to place padding between the fingers.
|Indications, part 2|
Use adhesive tape or a cloth strip to anchor the bandage and separate the fingers, as shown above.
The complete wrap leaves the fingertips exposed, so that they can be checked for adequate circulation.
Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.