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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fingers curl 33 10
Stiffness/Spasticity 32 3
Pain 10 3
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 6 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 6 2
Weakness in hands 5 2

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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 6
Mild 4
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hand splints

Side effect Patients
Apprehension 1
as above 1
Clumsiness 1
Feeling annoyed 1
Joint discomfort in hands and wrists 1
loss of use 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hand splints

Dosage Patients
daily 4
all the time (24/7) 1
as needed 1
every 12 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Hand splints

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 23 patients who’ve stopped using Hand splints

Duration

Currently using Hand splints

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

Stopped using Hand splints

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 9
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 19
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5 patient evaluations for Hand splints

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Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Jul 29, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fingers curl)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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: n
I have:
MS

See Sagen's full Hand splints history

Aug 8, 2011 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Keep straight while sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in right hand)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Had a new splint made at Casper Orthopedics by Sandy Hoppe.

Nov 9, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Keep straight while sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Weakness in right hand)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Keep straight while sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in right hand)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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.

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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fingers curl)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Pain

Jun 7, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fingers curl)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: can't use that hand
Side effects: Pain

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