Static hand splints and dynamic hand splints, compiled by Paul Van Lede OT, MS.

Some basic principles, which will help you choose the right orthosis for a given prescription.

Static hand splints

Since the advent of Low Temperature Thermoplastics (LTTP), the indications for splinting have broadened significantly, both in terms of diversity and frequency.

Dynamic hand splints

Dynamic splints are characterized by their mobility and their energy which is derived from elastics, springs, and even electromotors.