EKCO are supporting our patients through this COVID-19 lockdown. We are an essential service and our clinics will remain open during this time. QLD Health requires that all patients wear a mask when presenting for medical appointments. Our Medical staff will also be wearing personal protective equipment during your consultation for the safety of our staff and patients.
Splint Care Instructions
Your splint should not hurt you. Check your skin for pressure areas. If it rubs or digs in, please contact your practitioner in hand therapy.
Your splint will lose its shape if exposed to significant heat. If you are allowed to remove your splint, please do not leave it in the car, in the sun or near a heater.
If you are allowed to remove your splint, you can wash your splint in cold soapy water and dry it with a towel. Do not use hot water to wash your splint.
For stubborn marks, wipe with Double D Eucalyptus Oil or use toothpaste or vanilla essence to deodorise the splint.
You can wear a cotton sock (eg tubifast) under your splint to protect your skin, but this is not essential.
If you notice any increase in swelling, check the straps are not too tight. You should be able to run a finger under the edge of your strap. If a finger will not run under the strap it is too tight.
Every effort is made to ensure your splint stays on securely. However, the hook velcro stuck to your splint will on occasion lift with the heat and perspiration from your hand or arm. Superglue can be used to reapply this in the interim before returning to your therapist.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Therapist at the clinic at which you were seen.