What is Wrist splints?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Wrist splints are medical devices used for the support and immobilization of the wrist.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 86 12
Joint pain in hands 6 1
Muscle and joint pain 3 1
Numbness in hands 2 1
Support quality of life 1 1
Tendonitis 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Wrist splints"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
4
None
12

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

Itching (pruritus) 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1
Stiffness in morning 1
Soreness 1
Inability to sleep 1
Hospitalization 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Wrist splints)
Dosage Patients
1 min daily 2
60 min daily 6
180 min daily 4
240 min daily 3
1,680 min weekly 1
360 min daily 2
400 min daily 2
480 min daily 13
720 min daily 7
1,440 min daily 3
Why Patients Stopped Going to Wrist splints (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 19
Other 12
Did not seem to work 7
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 1
Not indicated 1
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Duration

Currently Going to Wrist splints
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 19
Stopped Going to Wrist splints
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 10
Adherence
Always
6 35%
Usually
5 29%
Sometimes
5 29%
Never
1 6%
Burden
Very
1 6%
Somewhat
5 29%
A little
8 47%
Not at all
3 18%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
9 100%
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4 patient evaluations for Wrist splints

nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See nacona's full Wrist splints history

Jun 2, 2013 (Started Jun 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I do not recommend an ALS patient purchasing this device. I have found it to be somewhat cumbersome and overall not very effective for the price. Out-of-pocket cost was $600.

Jun 27, 2011 (Started Jun 16, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: A power grip orthosis is a brace that mounts to your forearm and holds your thumb in a fixed position. Your index finger and middle finger are strapped using Velcro into a custom molded framework. By using an electronically activated actuator it enables you to open and close your fingers with the push of a button allowing you to effectively grip anything from a soda can to a fork or spoon and even a writing instrument such as a pen or pencil. It takes a little practice to get used to it but it certainly reestablishes a lot of independents. I am finding it more useful every day. The only drawback so far is that I can only wear it for a short amount of time until my muscles and tendons get used to the new movement and positions. Medicare has absorbed most of the cost and at this time I am not sure what my co-payable be. I am negotiating that with the supplier.

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Sagen
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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

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Jul 27, 2012 (Started Aug 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Didn't sem to help. Still woke with tingling hand.

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Aug 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 480 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Using the brace at night when I sleep has helped a lot.

Aug 26, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 480 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Not able to use it on left and try to use splint on right hand too.

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jaws-als
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jaws-als
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Jul 3, 2011 (Started Jun 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Atrophy of hand muscles: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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