What is Arm splint?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic splint

Arm splints are used for the treatment of contractures and to prevent and ameliorate existing conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Muscle and joint pain 1 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 0

  • 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 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Arm splint

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Arm splint

Dosage Patients
1 other every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Arm splint

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Arm splint

Duration

Currently using Arm splint

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Arm splint

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Arm splint

May 26, 2012 (Started Apr 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: It was a night splint. Had to stop wearing, as my right arm got weaker. The splint was heavy enough that I couldn't turn myself over.

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