Bulky Hand Dressing: Typical Use – Skier’s Thumb
Step 1: Make sure you’re practicing proper BSI procedures.
Doh! Place a roller gauze into the palm of the hand.
Step 2: Use the roller gauze as a splint for the injured
thumb being careful to minimize movement of the thumb.
Step 3: Make a “Tail” on the roller gauze so the bandage
can be secured and won’t come undone.
Step 4: Wrap around the “Tail” on the first pass and fold
over the “Tail” after the first pass.
Step 5: Wrap over the bent back portion of the “Tail” to
secure the end of the roller gauze.
Step 6: Start a Figure-8 wrap around the hand and wrist.
Step 7: Continue Figure 8 wrapping the hand and wrist
being careful to not cause undue stress on the thumb.
Step 8: Be sure to periodically do half twists of the roller gauze
to insure that the bandage is wrapped securely.
Step 9: Tie off the roller gauze by opening up the
remainder of the roller gauze and making a loop under
the wrist. Tie the two ends of the gauze together in a
Completed bandage maintains pressure on the hand,
supporting the injured thumb comfortably.