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AliMed® Forearm-Based Radial Nerve Splint offsets “wrist drop” with an adjustable wrist support that can be modified with a heat gun to accommodate minor changes in wrist angle. This Radial Nerve Splint offers a streamlined, form-fitting alternative to cumbersome outriggers, which can make functional hand use difficult for patients with loss of active finger extension. The difference is the InRigger™, a sleek orthotic positioner held inside a low-profile, durable glove. Its unique placement distributes force evenly throughout the glove instead of directly on fingers, allowing smoother and more natural movement. The InRigger's padded moldable base and five spring-loaded lifts (one for each finger and one for the thumb) rest flat against the hand and fingers, meaning patients can move without worrying about wires catching or elastics breaking. The springs allow active flexion through the full range, then passively lift fingers back into extension once active flexion stops. Glove is made of soft deerskin for durability and comfort. Specify size and Left or Right.
Hand-Based Splint also available (sold separately, #510261).
Sizing: Measure circumference of hand at MP joints.
Small: 6-1/4" to 7-1/4"
Medium: 7-1/4" to 8"
Large: 8" to 8-3/4"
X-Large: 8-3/4" to 9-3/4"
OT Praise for AliMed® Radial Nerve Splint
"... Our patient has no active finger extension and very weak wrist extension. He has used the Robinson Radial Nerve Splint for about one month now, and he loves it! It enables him to use his right hand as a stabilizer with functional activities. It allows him to maintain wrist extension. Since he has finger flexion, he is able to grasp objects. The extensor springs allow him to release. The glove doesn't give him "normal" use of his hand by any means, but it certainly allows him to use it to a greater degree than he could without it. He is very pleased with it." Dolores Mindrup, OTR/L; North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City, Iowa.