Hand and Wrist Splinting
Apparatus for the hand and upper limb can be put in place after surgery or during simple orthopedic treatment.
Different types of immobilization made-to-measure can be achieved with various objectives.
Splints can be static or dynamic and have various roles:
- Immobolise an articulation
- Protect a mobilisation following surgery
- Recover articulation mobility
- Treat a painful scar
The splints are made of thermoplastic. They are made directly on the patient and are available right away.
How we make a customized splint:
A static splint can be necessary to immobilise the wrist or fingers throughout the healing period after a fracture or after the repair of a tendon. These splints are customised and moulded directly on the patient. This customised preparation assures good tolerance throughout a prolonged immobilisation period. Static splints can also be useful to avoid shrinkage and maceration (i.e. related to hemiplegia).
Dynamic splints can be worn by the patient during the day throughout the healing period to maintain articular amplitude (e.g. using a Capner splint) or to allow rehabilitation through automatic reminders by means of elastics.
Assistance and Protections for Exercise
When resuming sports activity, it is sometimes necessary to supervise and protect the lesion. Thermo-molded orthotics specialised for each sport can be put in place.
The joint-protection program has been established to temporarily or permanently save a function used in various daily-life activities.
In osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, joint protection is necessary to relieve a painful zone.