Material: Softcast and Scotchcast
Purpose: To provide rest and protection for elbows when resting and to reduce pain.
To be worn mainly overnight and at other times when resting, for example, in the evening, particularly during a flare. If you have been given a pair of splints, wear one per night and alternate between right and left.
Care of your splint
Wipe the outer surface with a damp cloth or wet wipe. Do not immerse in hot water or leave the splint in a warm place as it may lose its shape. Remove Velcro straps and wash in warm soapy water if required.
Keep away from naked flames as material is highly flammable.
Please check for:
- Redness, soreness or breakdown of skin.
- Increase in pain or worsening of symptoms.
- No reduction of pain after wearing for 2 to 3 nights.
- Allergic reaction such as raised, itchy, red rash.
- Repair or alteration necessary.
If you have any concerns, remove it and discontinue use, and inform your therapist.
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