Orthotic therapy for moderate to severe wrist, hand, finger joint stiffness or contractures, wrist contractures (flexion or hyperextension), radial or ulnar deviation of the hand, flexion / hyperextension contracture(s) of the MCP / PIP joints of the fingers and adduction of the thumb. Ideal for optimal joint positioning for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist, hand and fingers. The WHFO is hand bendable allowing the clinician to hand mold the device to provide the desired therapy and positioning of the wrist, hand, and fingers.
Treats joint stiffness or contractures of the wrist, hand and fingers (including thumb). From severe wrist flexion or hyperextension to a tight fist, the orthotic device can be used to rest to maintain range of motion while providing support and protection and corrected positioning of the affected joints or for progressive extension restorative orthotic therapy. The brace is hand molded to 5° to 10° of additional extension at the wrist. The strapping system allows the fitter to bring the straps directly over the affected joint to initiate a progressive stretch of the affected joints. Two incrementally larger MCP / PIP extension rolls are used to gradually extend the MCP and PIP joints of the fingers. Ulnar or radial drift of the hand can be treated by device modification. Thumb abduction is increased as incrementally larger MP / IP extension rolls are added to the device. By increasing wearing time to three to six hours per use, the Total End Range Time (TERT) of device wear provides long effects stretch and permanent increases in joint range of motion over time. Orthotic treatment should be continued until function is restored to the affected hand.
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.
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