Wrist Orthoses

Wrist orthoses support, protect and prevent deformities of the wrist, while Wrist Hand orthoses support both the wrist and hand.

Indications for a Wrist Orthosis or a Wrist Hand Orthosis Include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Wrist and/or Hand Contractures
  • When a Functional Hand Position is Indicated

Fracture Orthoses

Commonly referred to as “removable casts”, fracture orthoses protect and prevent deformity in the case of a non-displaced fracture.

Minimal movement of the fractured area actually promotes and stimulates bone growth resulting in less healing time.

Indications for an Upper Extremity Fracture Orthosis may include:

  • Fracture of the Humerus
  • Fracture of the Ulna
  • Fracture of the Radius

Elbow Orthoses

Designed to support, protect and prevent deformity of the elbow, this orthosis can be custom made or prefabricated depending on the amount of control needed. Your orthotist will work with your physician to determine the most appropriate orthosis for you.

Indications for an elbow Orthosis may include:

  • Post Operative
  • Olecranon (prominent bone of the elbow joint) Fracture
  • Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Trauma

Shoulder Orthoses

Designed to support, protect and prevent deformity of the shoulder, this orthosis is commonly used post operatively for immobilization of the ball and socket joint.

Indications for a Shoulder Orthosis may include:

  • Tear of the Shoulder Capsule
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Post Operative Use
  • Chronic AC Joint Dislocation

Myoelectric Orthoses

A custom-fit device, this orthosis uses Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to activate muscle groups in the forearm to produce functional movement patterns in the hand.

Key Benefits include:

  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Prevention/retardation of atrophy
  • Reduction of muscle spasm
  • Maintenance/increase of joint range of motion
  • Increase in local blood circulation
  • Providing hand function

Indications for a Myoelectric Upper Extremity Orthosis may include:

  • Cerebral Vascular Accident or Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Finger Orthoses

Finger orthoses are used to support, protect and prevent deformity of the fingers.

Indications for a Finger Orthosis include:

  • Boutinniere Deformity (the joint nearest the knuckle is bent toward the palm)
  • Mallet Finger (extensor tendon injury)
  • Dislocation
  • Swan Neck Deformity (joint nearest the finger tip is bent toward the palm and the joint nearest to palm is bent away from it)
  • Trigger Finger
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons in the thumb)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fracture