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Outlines current management of upper limb conditions in primary care settings

This information is for primary care physicians and a general summary of current practice 

Please consult a physician directly for management of specific injuries  

POSI: Position of Safe Immobilisation

Describes the position to in which the ligaments and soft tissues of the hand are at length

Immobilising the hand in a POSI can reduce stiffness of the wrist, MCPJ, PIPJ, and DIPJs

The wrist may or may not be included depending on the location of the injury.

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