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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 5
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
Social stigma 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Wrist splints

Dosage Patients
720 min daily 5
480 min daily 4
1 hr daily 1
1 min daily 1
2 min daily 1
180 min monthly 1
60 min daily 1
100 min daily 1
120 min daily 1
840 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wrist splints

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Other 14
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
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 18

Stopped going to Wrist splints

Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 13

Adherence


Always
Patients
12
44%
Usually
Patients
9
33%
Sometimes
Patients
4
15%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
7%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
7%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
7
26%
A little hard to take
Patients
11
41%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
7
26%

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
13
48%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
12
44%
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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: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
58 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
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: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
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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