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
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
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:
Olecranon (prominent bone of the elbow joint) Fracture
Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis
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
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:
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 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)
Swan Neck Deformity (joint nearest the finger tip is bent toward the palm and the joint nearest to palm is bent away from it)
DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons in the thumb)