Upper-limb orthotics provide support to shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands.
Upper-limb orthotics are designed to provide support to your upper limbs, namely the arm, wrist, shoulder, and elbow, for the treatment of various injuries and/or medical conditions. At Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we serve the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area with advanced upper-limb orthotics to assist the user in achieving their goals. Advances in this industry have made it possible to overcome physical challenges and assist in returning to user’s activities of daily living.
Shoulder immobilizers are a common type of upper-limb orthotics, which can be helpful with such issues as a shoulder soft tissue injury or rotator cuff disorder and may be utilized for fracture management or as part of post-operative care. For this type of orthotic to be effective, it must hold the shoulder joint capsule in the desired position, making it critical that it fit you properly.
Arm, wrist, elbow, and hand conditions can also be addressed with the use of upper-limb orthotics, including elbow braces, wrist braces, finger splints, and arm slings. We can fit you or your loved one with the proper orthotics to provide stability while permitting an acceptable amount of mobility in accordance with your physical or occupational therapy plan.
If you are dealing with an injury and need upper-limb orthotics to aid in your recovery, request a referral from your physician to see us about orthotics that can help. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have, not only about upper-limb orthotics, but any of the orthotics that we have to offer.