What Does Splinting Involve?
Splinting involves the creation of a custom-made orthotic device to help with the healing and rehabilitation of your injured hand. There are many types of splints that can be used for various reasons. The choice of which will be dependent on the requirements.
Splinting can be used for:
- Resting aggravated areas
- Immobilising or Protecting
- Increasing movement
- Prevent or help contractures
- Aid in functional use
The splints are routinely made with a thermoplastic material by our hand specialist.
Are There Any Risks?
When using a splint it is important to check the skin regularly for any areas of excessive pressure. If you see any red or sore areas be sure to inform your hand therapist.
As the splint is moulded by heat, it is important to keep the splint away from hot water or heat, as it could alter the shape and become uncomfortable to wear.
Are There Any Costs?
The cost of the splint varies depending on the size and type of your splint. This can range from an average of £15 for a finger splint, £25 for a wrist splint and £35 for a forearm splint.
The cost of a splint is not always covered by insurance companies. If you are unsure whether the cost will be covered, please check with your insurance company.Enquire Now