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Hand Orthosis (HO)

Types of Hand Orthosis
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Getting the Right Care

Selecting the right orthotic treatment requires a specialized evaluation from a Certified Orthotist CO(c) who is trained in the science of biomechanics, the study of how the body moves. Can we help you find an orthotic solution that will meet your needs?

Thumb Spicas

These short splints are used to immobilize the thumb while also allowing the wrist and other fingers to move. There are longer versions that address conditions that extend from the thumb to the wrist. They are commonly referred to as long opponens orthoses.

These devices may be suitable for individuals with:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Ligamentous injuries to the thumb

  • Post-surgical treatment

  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis




Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Palsy Orthoses

These devices may be suitable for individuals with:

  • Ulnar nerve palsy

  • Median nerve palsy

  • Radial nerve palsy

Also called hand splints, these devices can help to position the fingers for functional tasks.