Orthotic therapy for moderate to severe contracture of the wrist, hand, and fingers and adduction of the thumb. The orthotic device is ideal for support, protection, and positioning of the wrist, hand and fingers for Rheumatoid Arthritis or for progressive extension restorative orthotic therapy of the wrist, hand and fingers.
The orthotic device is extremely soft and light yet durable enough to provide significant support and protection. The “Bend to Fit” insert requires no tools to accommodate the specific condition of the wrist, hand and fingers. Non-fixed contractures associated with immobility can incrementally be treated by progressive extension orthotic therapy. The brace is hand molded to 5° to 10° of additional extension in the finger pan, at the wrist, or in the thumb. The strapping system allows the fitter to bring the straps directly over the affected joint to initiate a progressive stretch of the affected joints. The orthotic device can achieve and maintain the hand in a functional neutral resting position. Total End Range Time (TERT) to achieve a positive outcome should be increased gradually up to six hours per day to patient tolerance as recommended by the physician. Orthotic treatment should be continued until function is restored to the affected hand.
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Ongoing Care Solutions, Inc., is the leading provider of contracture management orthotic devices in the U. S. OCSI offers SoftPro static orthotics for positional therapy, AirPro orthotics for the management and rehabilitation of severe contractures, DynaPro orthotics for the management and rehabilitation of mild to moderate contractures including orthotic therapy for patients with spasticity, and OrthoPro orthotics providing functional support in rehabilitation for orthopedic indications.