Hand orthosis is an orthosis that supports the wrist and extends fingers. It can be adjustable for maximum comfort and support. The most popular types of hand orthosis include the S-type, the lateral type, and the reversible orthosis. These can be easily adjusted by the patient and are comfortable for all activities. Several types of orthoses are available, with each allowing the user to adjust the force, distance, or range of motion as needed.
The most popular types of hand orthosis include the S-type
Resting-type orthoses are comfortable and lightweight, and they slide over the wrist and extend the fingers. These orthoses are often custom-made and can increase the extension of the fingers over time. These hand orthoses are adjustable and are comfortable to wear. They also promote gradual extension of the fingers and help prevent ulnar deviation. The radial extension is a common problem associated with atrophic arthritis of the hands.
A functional-safe position orthosis is an excellent option for treating many conditions. This device places the hand in a neutral position and minimizes the chance of skin maceration and deformity. This type of hand orthosis is molded with heated thermoplastic to prevent sprains and other deformities and is made with side wings to reduce deviation and prevent stretching. These orthotics can also help prevent joint trauma caused by weak, spastic, or flaccid hands.