Orthopaedic braces and splints protect, stabilise, support and correct injuries or abnormal alignment through the process of rehabilitation and recovery.
Orthopaedic splints and braces are used to:
- alleviate pain and discomfort from a chronic condition
- prevent further injury
- aid healing for osteoarthritic care and post-operative care
What is the difference between orthopaedic braces and splints?
Orthopaedic braces and splints can be mistaken for the same thing, but yet there are subtle differences.
Orthopaedic braces are used to limit the movement of a joint or hold it in an effective position so it can heal properly. Braces are made of rigid materials like toughened plastics, spandex or tightly knitted fabrics which are designed to limit motion. The brace can easily be removed for bathing or during physical therapies.
Orthopaedic splints are used to provide support to bones and muscles which have been damaged through a break, fracture or a sprain. Splints are made from toughened materials including plaster, fibreglass or hard plastic and are held in place using elastic, a self-adhesive wrap or Velcro. Splints are designed to alleviate pain and discomfort and to help the bone or muscle to heal properly.
Why have a consultation at regenerative clinic?
Our team of specialists work with you to determine the level of stability, type of support, function and fit that the orthopaedic brace or splint should provide. We recommend the best brace or splint for you.
We can help with braces and splints for the following parts of the body
- Knee braces, ankle braces, leg braces
- Wrist braces, thumb and hand splints
- Elbow braces, tennis elbow braces
- Neck, back and shoulder braces
- Hip, groin and thigh braces
- Arch support inserts, metatarsal pads and foot insoles
- Bunion splints
- Orthopaedic compression garments
- Gaitwalkers and aircasts