What is Wrist splint?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic splint

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal tunnel syndrome 103 32
Joint pain in hands 11 5
Muscle and joint pain 7 4
De Quervain syndrome 2 2
Numbness in hands 2 1
Pain in wrist 2 1

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 9
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wrist splint

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 2
Feeling warm 1
Itching 1
Loss of circulation (cut off) 1
Numbness in hands 1
Rash 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wrist splint

Dosage Patients
480 min daily 5
720 min daily 4
600 min daily 2
1 min daily 1
1 other four times daily 1
5 mg daily 1
60 min daily 1
100 min daily 1
180 min daily 1
240 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wrist splint

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 16
Did not seem to work 8
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 1
See all 41 patients who've stopped using Wrist splint

Duration

Currently using Wrist splint

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Wrist splint

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 15
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 24
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5 patient evaluations for Wrist splint

Jul 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily
Advice & Tips: After using nightly for 3 years, I can now sleep a couple of nights without them, use them 1 night, and then use them again. That schedule reminds my body not to sleep with hands curled up.

Jun 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Without the splints, my discomfort and limits increase.  When I skip using them (wear them only at night), I can tell the difference.  But using my pad during the day increases the discomfort if used too long. 

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 720 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Best treatment for carpal tunnel and related RA issues. I tried and own several different pairs of wrist braces but always have a pair nearby.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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