Our certified hand therapists (CHT's) can create a customized splint to meet your medical needs. Injuries that may require the use of a hand splint, also known as an orthosis, include bone fractures, strained ligaments, arthritis, burns, torn muscles, sprains, and post-operative hand surgery.
Custom splints can help to immobilize injuries to help speed up your recovery and decrease pain. Custom orthoses are easily modified to adapt to decreased swelling or any other changes during the course of therapy.
Splints can be made for a patient’s shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, finger, or all three areas together.
Here are some common reasons for the use of splints:
Increase or maintain range of motion of a joint
Correct or help prevent deformities
Improve functional use of the arm or hand
Advantages of Custom Splints
An-off-the shelf or prefabricated orthosis is usually only available in sizes small, medium and large. This only offers the patient limited adjustment options. A custom splint is made as an exact fit to the patient. The better the splint fits, the better the results. Custom splints are also easier to clean and easily modified as needed.
Is it covered under my insurance?
Dependent on your insurance plan, your splint may be covered!