LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone Toll-free: 866.814.0192 or 305.436.5030
Fax Toll-free: 866.818.0373 or 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: orders {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

Contracture Management Related

WHFO Contractures

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  • Flex-E-Core Orthotics: LEEDer Group PRO Hand Splints now feature 1-2-3 Strap Application Numbering (no more call backs for re-fitting). Flex-E-Core Braces engineered to provide “neuro-training” with resistance tension to counteract contracture, tone and spasticity. Adjustable without tools or heat. Free Finger Separator included. Anti-Microbial treatment will not wash out. Pediatric available REST & GRIP. Latex free.
  • NEW 1-2-3 Easy Apply Strap numbers. Palmar adjustable Flex-E-Core adapts to contractures, tone and spasticity; neuro-training lessens duration and intensity of spasticity over time. Recover Range of Motion. Includes finger separator at no charge. (Rest available No-Fleece) Latex Free.
  • Hand WHFO contractures, commonly treated with Wrist splints, can range from mild to severe; it’s best to get them under control as soon as noticed.
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Indications
  • Finger deformity
  • Wrist drop
  • Contractures
WHFO Wrist Drop Orthosis…WHY?
  • Prevent further deformity
  • Maximize range of motion
  • Facilitate maintenance of good hygiene to the involved extremity
  • Cloth covers help absorb moisture and allow for air circulation, helping prevent skin maceration
WHFO Types:

Side shot of LEEDer GRIPing WHFO Hand Splint displays desired "C" position of the hand/fingers

Background Information:
  • Contracture is the basic cause of wrist and hand deformity, often leading to palmar maceration and imbedded fingernails.
  • Identifying and understanding the contracture as the underlying problem is necessary for successful therapy.
  • A lightweight therapeutic wrist, hand, and finger orthosis WHFO can be used to maintain functional alignment, as well as treat wrist and hand contractures, wrist drop, palmar maceration and imbedded fingernails.
Therapeutic uses
  • Maintaining the wrist and fingers in a functional position.
  • Opening the hand for palmar and fingernail care.
  • Maintaining the thumb in the correct “C” configuration.
  • Treatment of the severely, moderately and mildly pre-fixed (non-fixed) contracted wrist, hand and fingers.
  • Control of wrist drop.
  • Support for the flaccid wrist and hand.
  • Control of radial or ulnar deviation.
Contraindications
  • Fixed contractures of the wrist.
  • Continuous spasms of the hand.
  • Excessive pain in the wrist, fingers or hand.
  • Edema, wound, or skin breakdown of the hand.
Nursing Intervention
  • Recognize that immobility will lead to contracture of tissue, regardless of diagnosis for immobility.
  • Assess the upper extremity to determine the range of motion and detect early signs of contracture.
  • Visually assess the patient while he or she is lying in bed or seated in a chair.
Carefully observe:
  • Position of arm.
  • Position of wrist hand and fingers.
  • Spasm of muscles.
  • Movement of the arm, wrist, hand and fingers.
  • Skin condition of the arm, wrist, hand and fingers.
  • Expression of pain.
Notify physician of positive findings.
Recommend the wrist, hand, or finger orthosis WHFO to correct the following:
  • Wrist drop or wrist contractures.
  • Finger contracture.
  • Palmar maceration.
  • Imbedded fingernails.
  • Flaccid wrist or hand.
  • Radial or ulnar deviation.
Any corrective or adaptive device must be removed as directed by physician and the skin should be assessed for redness, blanching and irritation
Monitor the wrist, hand or finger orthosis to assure correct usage, and observe:
  • Correct wrist/finger position.
  • Palmar integrity.
  • Nail care.
  • Adequate circulation.
  • Skin integrity.
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