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Splint, Hand, Thumb

Hand, Thumb Splint

The hand and fingers often need a period of immobilization after injury to allow the tissues to heal properly. For most hand injuries, a splint rather than a cast is the method of choice like treating a Thumb Injury with a Thumb Splint. Thumb orthoses like thumb splints, thumb supports, and spica braces are used to help treat a wide variety of disorders/conditions and injuries of the thumb like De Quervain’s syndrome, tendonitis, thumb sprains or strains, and thumb fractures.


Thumb supports effectively treat Gamekeeper’s Thumb, collateral ligament injuries, tendonitis, and thumb sprains caused by trauma, sports, or overuse. For short-term stabilization, these splints limit motion at both MP and Carpometacarpal (CMC) joints while minimizing impact on hand function. A hand based brace that supports the base of your thumb is best when you have pain at the CMC joint.


Our hand splints come in a varied assortment of configurations and sizes to accomplish many different functions for support and immobilization. Our products are produced from superior materials with advanced manufacturing techniques to ensure superior product quality. The band wristband can effectively prevent sprains and strains on the wrist joints and surrounding muscles, and has the effect of reducing pain and sports protection after injury which is suitable for various sports and leisure exercises.


A cast immobilizes the injured hand by completely surrounding it with hard, inflexible materials (plaster or fiberglass). The inflexibility of a cast can cause serious problems if the injured tissues swell or if the cast is placed too tightly. Potential problems include skin loss due to pressure on the skin from the tight cast or possibly development of a compartment syndrome if the tightness compromises blood circulation to the extremity.


Implications

Does your thumb hurt only when you are active or does it also hurt at rest?

  • If your thumb hurts only during activities, a light support soft or flexible brace may be all you need to support the joints while allowing you to move and use your hand
  • If your thumb hurts even when you are not using it, a firm support brace that immobilizes the thumb to allow it to fully rest may be what you need

Will you be using the brace during the day for activities?

  • If you will be wearing the brace during activity, look for light weight options that are designed to support while still allowing some motion
  • Look for non-bulky materials that let you hold things in your hand so you are not tempted to take it off when you have to do something that requires dexterity
  • Look for adjustable braces that let you control how much compression and support they provide

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