What is Wrist brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

Wrist braces provide immobilization for weak or injured wrists with anatomically-contoured design for comfort and fit.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 23 4
Carpal tunnel syndrome 9 3
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 6 1
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 3 0
Muscle and joint pain 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wrist brace

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle spasms 1
Pain in hands 1
Shooting pain 1
Stiffness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wrist brace

Dosage Patients Percentage
8 hr daily 2
1 mg daily 1
1 other daily 1
24 hr daily 1
0mg as needed 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Wrist brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped using Wrist brace

Duration

Currently using Wrist brace

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Wrist brace

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Wrist brace

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Jan 25, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restricting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Sometimes they help and other times they don't I wear them on both hands and if I am using my cane my left wrist/hand can go numb or the pain and tingling kicks in.

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