What is Wrist splints?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most popular types: Wrist splints (night) PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness


  • 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 2
Mild 6
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wrist splints

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 2
Feeling warm 1
Itching 1
Numbness in hands 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1
Skin irritation 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Wrist splints

Dosage Patients
720 min daily 4
480 min daily 3
1 hr daily 1
1 min daily 1
180 min monthly 1
60 min daily 1
100 min daily 1
120 min daily 1
840 min weekly 1
240 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wrist splints

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Other 15
Did not seem to work 9
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Wrist splints

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 15

Stopped going to Wrist splints

Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 6
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 13

Adherence


Always
Patients
14
50%
Usually
Patients
8
29%
Sometimes
Patients
4
14%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
7%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
7%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
7
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
11
39%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
8
29%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
12
43%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
14
50%
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5 patient evaluations for Wrist splints

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Wrist splints history

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Jun 2, 2013 (Started Jun 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support quality of life)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support quality of life)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 27, 2012 (Started Aug 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • side effects
    Mild (Itching, Cannot scratch itch under it)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Didn't sem to help. Still woke with tingling hand.

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Aug 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • side effects
    Mild (Itching, Cannot scratch itch under it)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Itching, Cannot scratch itch under it)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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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