Hand Splint | Custom Splinting
A Hand splint
is made to protect, support, and/or to encourage the recovery of motion.
involves Occupational Therapy Splints we custom make for you in our clinic (commonly called Custom Splint, fabricated, or orthoses). A custom splint comes in three different varieties:
Hand Splinting Considerations | Benefits
- Static splint – static splints are utilized for fingers, wrists, and at the elbow to protect the bones and tissue from excessive movement or stress. Supporting the damaged or diseased area allows for improved healing of these delicate soft tissues.
- Dynamic splint – dynamic splints are used to minimize scar tissue formation, gently stretch scar tissue or adhesions and to optimize the healing process. Dynamic splints are often used with tendon reconstruction, allowing the tendons to move properly while also protecting from excessive force which could damage a surgical repair.
- Static progressive splint – static progressive splints incorporate inelastic components to apply torque to a joint to statically hold it in its end range position to increase motion. This increases stretching force on a particular joint or joints and improves passive motion of a joint or joint complex.
Conditions That May Be Appropriate for Occupational Therapy Splints
- They can easily be removed for showering, wound care, and therapeutic exercises
- They are easy to modify as healing and recovery of function improve
- Easy to adjust for comfort
- Can be made and modified for any joint position
- They can get wet and are easy to clean
Post Surgical Conditions
- Crush Injuries
- Mallet Finger
- Sprains and Strains
Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Dupuytren's Surgery
- Fracture Fixation
- Joint Replacements and Reconstructions
- Nerve Repairs
- Tendon Repairs
- Trigger Finger/Thumb Release
- Wrist Surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
- Trigger Finger/Thumb