A Hand splint is made to protect, support, and/or to encourage the recovery of motion.
Occupational Therapy Splints
Hand Splints are made custom for you in our clinic (commonly called Custom Splints, fabricated, or orthoses). A custom splint comes in three different hand splint types:
– A static splint is utilized for fingers, wrists, and at the elbow to protect the bones and tissue from excessive movement or stress. This supports the damaged or diseased area and allows for improved healing of these delicate soft tissues.
– A dynamic splint minimizes scar tissue formation and gently stretches scar tissue or adhesions to optimize the healing process. By using dynamic splints in tendon reconstruction, we enable proper tendon movement while also protecting from excessive force which could damage a surgical repair.
Static progressive splint
– A static progressive splint incorporates inelastic components to apply torque to a joint while holding it in its end range position. This increases stretching force on a particular joint or joints and improves passive motion of a joint or joint complex.
Used in combination with our experienced Hand Therapy services, custom splints are useful for many conditions and offer great benefits.
Hand Splinting Considerations | Benefits
- You can easily remove them for showering, wound care, and therapeutic exercises
- We can easily modify as healing and recovery of function improve
- You can adjust for comfort
- We can make and modify for any joint position
- They can get wet and are easy to clean
Conditions That May Be Appropriate for Occupational Therapy Splints
- Carpal Fracture
- Crush Injuries
- Finger Fracture
- Mallet Finger
- Sprains and Strains
- Wrist Fracture
Post Surgical Conditions
- Carpal Tunnel Release - Carpal Tunnel Splint
- CMC Arthroplasty
- Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI)
- Dupuytren's Surgery
- Fracture Fixation
- Joint Replacements and Reconstructions
- Nerve Repairs
- Tendon Repairs
- Trigger Finger - Trigger Finger Splint
- Wrist Surgery - Wrist Splint
Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- CMC Arthritis - Thumb Splint
- De Quervain's Tenosynovitis - De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Splint
- Trigger Finger/Thumb
- Stroke - Stroke Hand Splint
- Contracture - Hand Splint for Contracture
At Elite Occupational and Physical Therapy, we’re here to help you restore function and improve your quality of life.