What is Wrist splints?

Category: Equipment

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
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 102 26
Joint pain in hands 11 5
Muscle and joint pain 8 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 23

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wrist splints

Dosage Patients
720 min daily 4
480 min daily 2
600 min daily 2
1 hr daily 1
1 min daily 1
60 min daily 1
840 min weekly 1
180 min daily 1
240 min daily 1
360 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wrist splints

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Other 16
Did not seem to work 9
Doctor's advice 5
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Wrist splints

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Wrist splints

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 17
Usually 11
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 20
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6 patient evaluations for Wrist splints

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rainydaygirl
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rainydaygirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F73y
FM:27y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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. 

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25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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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

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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
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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