See more product details. When a patient suffers from a stroke, one of the biggest issues can be residual pain in the hand. This stroke hand splint is soft and comfortable, while also reducing and preventing the painful flexion contractions that can plague people throughout the recovery process. Luckily, this functional hand splint eases those symptoms, and can be used for long term relief.
Positioning for Immobilization in Orthotic Management
There is a specific position of safe immobilization for every joint that requires careful consideration. Immobilization in a different position can lead to contractures, stiffness, limited range of motion and inadequate healing. The overall safe position of immobilization for the hand is called the intrinsic plus or clam digger position.
NCBI Bookshelf. Hand and wrist injuries afflict a large proportion of the population and impact patients of all ages and activity levels. Splinting can be effective as a temporary immobilization measure and provides adequate protection from further soft tissue injury secondary to the structural support when the technique is performed correctly. Acute injuries are well-suited to splinting as splinting accommodates for anticipated swelling, whereas casting does not. This activity describes the indications, contraindications, and techniques involved in placing thumb spica splints, and highlights the role of the healthcare professional in the management of hand injuries.