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WHO
  1. A cock-up wrist splint is a type of wrist hand orthosis which may be used to treat a wide range of conditions localized at or near the wrist and hand.

DesignEdit

Wrist splints are most commonly prefabricated with thermoplastics, cushion liners, and velcro and may contain metal or plastic stays. They vary in length and may or may not incorporate a thumb spica. [1] Generally, the wrist should be set in at least 20˚ of extension to prevent potential flexion contractures caused by prolonged use. [2] Edit

FunctionEdit

A wrist splint decreases recovery time by immobilizing, stabilizing, and protecting a healing injury. [3]

IndicationsEdit

Wrist Splint Without Thumb Spica [4]Edit

  • Boxer's Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Strain
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Distal Ulnar Fracture
  • Wrist Contracture
  • General Wrist Pain

Wrist Splint With Thumb Spica [5]Edit

  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Trapezium Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • First Metacarpal Fracture
  • Injury to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Thumb
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Hamate Fracture

HCPCS CodingEdit

  • L3914 - Wrist Hand Orthosis, Wrist Extension Cock-Up, Prefabricated, Includes Fitting/Adjustment [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.wristsupportbraces.com/c-326-without-thumb-spica.aspx
  2. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80146-overview#aw2aab6b9
  3. http://www.wristsupportbraces.com/c-326-without-thumb-spica.aspx
  4. http://www.wristsupportbraces.com/c-326-without-thumb-spica.aspx
  5. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80146-overview#a03
  6. http://www.findacode.com/code.php?set=HCPCS&c=L3914

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