What is Finger splints?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic splint

Therapeutic splints may be available in many forms to offer structure and support to various parts of the body. They may be used to help support or immobilize a part of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fingers curl 5 3
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Joint pain in fingers 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Finger splints

Side effect Patients
Muscle tension 1
Pain 1
Uncomfortable 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Finger splints

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Finger splints

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Finger splints

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped using Finger splints

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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4 patient evaluations for Finger splints

Feb 13, 2015 (Started Feb 13, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Oval 8 finger splints prevent your finger joints from hyper extending. I is unable to use a pen to write more than a few sentences because my finger joints would hyper extend and to compensate I had to grip very hard. I wear these on various fingers and various joints depending on the task and they provide A LOT of relief!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Feb 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fingers curl)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: not working well for me to be blunt. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. I honestly couldn't say whether the pain and discomfort is improved or worsened by the confounded things. On the first 3 fingers of each hand, most dramatic and evident on the forefinger of my left hand, the DIP is in hyperextension, whilst the PIP is in flexion.

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Apr 28, 2012 (Started Jan 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fingers curl)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Used with my helper 3 times a week.

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