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  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.

Design[]

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][]

Function[]

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

Indications[]

Wrist Splint Without Thumb Spica [4][]

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

Wrist Splint With Thumb Spica [5][]

  • 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 Coding[]

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

References[]

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