Elevation

Elevation is the most important intervention for any hand injury or infection. It utilises the force of gravity to reduce swelling that will optimise mobility, lower compartment pressures and enhance better wound healing.

This needs to be written in a prescription chart and more importantly checked by the doctor. Elevation on a pillow is not as effective as elevation in a simple pillow slip.


Practical Tips

Elevation of the forearm in a simple pillow slip