What is Hand splints?

Category: Equipment

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Hand splints are used for the treatment of contractures and to prevent and ameliorate existing conditons.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Hand splints"

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
13

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Hand splints

Clumsiness 1
Pain 1
Pain in thumbs 1
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 11
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
Not indicated 1
See all 22 patients who’ve stopped using Hand splints

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Hand splints
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 6
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 7
Adherence
Always
5 29%
Usually
6 35%
Sometimes
6 35%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 6%
Somewhat
4 24%
A little
7 41%
Not at all
5 29%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
4 100%
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5 patient evaluations for Hand splints

Rachael
140 thumb
Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Hand splints history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: LMB Air-Soft Resting Hand Splints I tend to wear these night resting splints at night when resting!

  • 0 helpful marks
Sagen
11716 thumb
Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Sagen's full Hand splints history

Aug 8, 2011 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: Had a new splint made at Casper Orthopedics by Sandy Hoppe.

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Helps so my hand didn't just clamp shut, but is starting to get progressively worse.

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: I wear the splint nightly and it seems to be helping so my hand doesn't curl as bad. It is a hassle and a bother, but the good it does out weighs the bother.

  • 0 helpful marks
froginmadison
5031 thumb
froginmadison
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See froginmadison's full Hand splints history

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Pain

Jun 7, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: can't use that hand
Side effects: Pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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