What is a thermoplastic splint?

What is a thermoplastic splint?

A thermoplastic splint is a custom-made medical device used to treat orthopaedics problems or rheumatology disorders of the upper limb (fingers, hand and wrist). It can be utilised at all age. It is made of mouldable plastic, adjusted and fitted perfectly to a part of your limb.

What is the best splint for a thumb?

Below, we list seven of the best thumb braces available on the market:

  • Bracoo Thumb Stabilizer. Best neoprene material.
  • BraceAbility Thumb Splint. Best medical grade Velcro strap.
  • BraceUP Thumb Brace.
  • Vive Gel Thumb Support.
  • FLA Orthopedics 3D Adjustable Thumb Brace.
  • Copper Compression Long Thumb Brace.
  • U.S. Solid Thumb Splint.

How long should you wear a thumb splint?

How long do you need to wear a thumb brace? A typical treatment time may include wearing a splint for most of the day for 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, you may need to remove the splint several times a day.

Is a splint better than a cast?

Splints, also known as half-casts, provide less support than casts, but are faster and easier to use. They also can be tightened or loosened easily if the swelling in the arm or leg increases or decreases.

Can you get a plastic splint wet?

Do not get the splint wet. A wet splint might not support the bone, and also can cause a skin rash.

How do you splint your thumb at home?

How to Prepare a Thumb Splint

  1. Start with wrapping a piece of athletic tape around your wrist.
  2. Make sure the tape is not too tight and does not restrict blood circulation.
  3. With the second piece of tape place one end on your inner wrist and wrap the tape up over your thumb and loop it back down to the back of your wrist.

Should you sleep with a thumb splint on?

Don’t wear your splint all the time, otherwise your joints may become stiff. Don’t wear your working splint overnight unless you’ve been told to by your therapist or nurse. When you take the splint off, make sure that you do some gentle wrist, finger and thumb exercises to help stop your joints from stiffening up.

Can I drive with a thumb splint?

Finger-based splints such as mallet finger splints and cap splints are generally considered safe to drive with. Wrist splints, and wrist-and-thumb splints, are much more cumbersome and may not be safe to drive with. In addition, material of the splint is also important to note.

Should I sleep with a thumb splint on?

Can you wear a thumb brace overnight?

The orthotic reduces the force that the joint is subjected to and limits painful inflammatory outbreaks. The rigid resting thumb brace should be worn at night or at any time that you aren’t using your thumb.

What is the purpose of a thumb spica splint?

DUAL METAL SPLINTS. This splints can strictly maintain the immobilization of wrist joint and reduce the pain for De Quervain tenosynovitis or other disorder.

  • Our occupational works or repetitive works produce various kinds of pain.
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  • Support.
  • Specialty.
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  • Maximum support.
  • How to apply a thumb spica splint?

    Wear nonsterile gloves.

  • Apply stockinette to cover the thumb.
  • Cut a hole in the second stockinette to allow for protrusion of the thumb.
  • Apply second stockinette to cover the area from the MCP joints to the mid-forearm
  • How to apply thumb spica?

    Thumb spica splinting: application of bandage wrap. Video courtesy of Kenneth R Chuang, MD. View Media Gallery. While the plaster is still wet, mold the splint into the desired shape. The wrist and hand should be in a neutral position. Extend the wrist to 20°, and abduct the thumb. To assist in achieving neutral position, ask the patient to

    Where to buy thumb splint?

    Finger Splints at Walgreens. View current promotions and reviews of Finger Splints and get free shipping at $35.