What is Hand splints?

Category: Equipment

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Hand splints are used for the treatment of contractures and to prevent and ameliorate existing conditons.

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Hand splints

Severe
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Moderate
3
Mild
2
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Hand splints

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Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
11
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
5
Reason
Did not seem to work
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4
Reason
Doctor's advice
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2
Reason
Side effects too severe
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1
Reason
Not indicated
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1
See all 22 patients who’ve stopped using Hand splints

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Hand splints
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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2
Duration
2 years or more
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7
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
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Duration
0-1 month
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2
Duration
1-3 months
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3
Duration
3-6 months
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4
Duration
6 months-1 year
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4
Duration
1-2 years
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2
Duration
2 years or more
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7

Adherence


Always
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5
28%
Usually
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6
33%
Sometimes
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7
39%
Never
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0%

Burden


Very
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1
6%
Somewhat
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4
22%
A little
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39%
Not at all
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6
33%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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13
260%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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100%
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5 patient evaluations for Hand splints

Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Hand splints history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: LMB Air-Soft Resting Hand Splints I tend to wear these night resting splints at night when resting!

  • 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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Aug 8, 2011 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: Had a new splint made at Casper Orthopedics by Sandy Hoppe.

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Helps so my hand didn't just clamp shut, but is starting to get progressively worse.

Jul 27, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Keep straight while sleeping: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in right hand: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: I wear the splint nightly and it seems to be helping so my hand doesn't curl as bad. It is a hassle and a bother, but the good it does out weighs the bother.

  • 0 helpful marks
froginmadison
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froginmadison
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See froginmadison's full Hand splints history

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Pain

Jun 7, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fingers curl: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: can't use that hand
Side effects: Pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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