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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Wrist splints

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
7
None
17

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

Hospitalization
Patients
2
Patients
1
Hospitalization
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Wrist splints)
Dosage
480 min daily
Patients
16
Dosage
720 min daily
Patients
7
Dosage
60 min daily
Patients
6
Dosage
180 min daily
Patients
4
Dosage
1 min daily
Patients
3
Dosage
240 min daily
Patients
3
Dosage
360 min daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1,440 min daily
Patients
3
Dosage
30 min daily
Patients
2
Dosage
120 min daily
Patients
2

Dosages based on patients currently going to Wrist splints.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Wrist splints (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
21
Reason
Other
Patients
14
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
9
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
4
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Going to Wrist splints
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
17
Stopped Going to Wrist splints
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
5
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
9
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
13

Adherence


Always
Patients
12
46%
Usually
Patients
8
31%
Sometimes
Patients
4
15%
Never
Patients
2
8%

Burden


Very
Patients
2
8%
Somewhat
Patients
7
27%
A little
Patients
12
46%
Not at all
Patients
5
19%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
11
73%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
13
87%
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5 patient evaluations for Wrist splints

God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
58 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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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