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NEED INFO on SPLINT or BRACE
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02/03/2004 23:48
Richard L

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02/03/2004 23:48
Richard L

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NEED INFO on SPLINT or BRACE

have DC "MCP" type at stage 0, on my ring finger of the left hand.

I want my doctor to prescribe me a splint or brace to wear during sleep time to slow the progression as much as possible.

Which information's should I provide him about the characteristics of the splint and type? (length, all the fingers right, material, etc)

Is there any place I can get more information about splint and brace either a web site, foundation or contact that I can get some help with this?

Thanks to everybody,

Richard

02/03/2004 23:20
Charlie 
02/03/2004 23:20
Charlie 
Splint

Richard,

My splint was made by physical therapists. They fitted it to my hand and attached straps to hold my fingers in place while I sleep. Get hold of physical therapists that specialize in hand therapy. They will make you a custom fit splint.

02/14/2004 23:16
Roderick

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02/14/2004 23:16
Roderick

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brace

A physical therapist has catalogs and can order you a "joint jack". Its a small torture device that wraps velcro around your finger to attach it to an aluminium bar. You then use a screw to increas pressure until you pass out. I have found that sleeping with body pressure on my hand( put your hand flat under your head or chest) works a bit also. Finger is still curved but need help strething scar tissue one year after sugery. The joint jack is a good tool, not very expensive, get one. Dont get your hopes up, if youve got dupe you may not be able to stop it.

07/19/2005 23:25
norman Wilmer

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07/19/2005 23:25
norman Wilmer

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NEED INFO on SPLINT or BRACE

Could you pleaes tell me if there is a brace that can be bought to keep the baby finger straight. We have a temporary brace that was made @ sunnybrook hospital in toronto, after my husband had surgery for dupyutren's for the baby finger to be straightened out. I know that you can buy over the counter braces for other problems, but; am having no luck locating something for the baby finger. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Norman Wilmer.

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