2428 / ELBOW NIGHT SPLINT SUPPORT
The OTC 2428 elbow night splint support is designed for those suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome except that it originates from near the elbow, rather than the wrist. The purpose of this night splint is to keep the elbow comfortably fixed in a straight position (extended) while sleeping and prevent any involuntary, painful movement. It is made from a lightweight, breathable fabric that is well padded. It features a lightweight rigid metal splint that can be easily removed from its pocket for washing. Dual fastening straps provide for a comfortable custom fit.
Indications Listed Below
• Prevents painful movements during sleep
• Gently immobilizes the elbow
• Comfortable padding over bony prominence of elbow joint
• Non-abrasive fastening
• Easy to put on, easy to remove
Made from a lightweight, breathable fabric that is well padded.
Lightweight rigid metal splint can be easily removed from its pocket for washing.
Dual fastening straps provide for a comfortable custom fit.
How to Measure for and Apply Elbow Splint
|SIZE||MEASURE AROUND THE BEND OF THE ELBOW|
|SMALL||9" - 11" (22.8 - 27.9 cm)|
|MEDIUM||11" - 13" (27.9 - 33 cm)|
|LARGE||13" - 15" (33 - 38.1 cm)|
|X - LARGE||15" - 17" (38.1 - 43.1 cm)|
A. Measure around the bend of the elbow
1. Unfasten closure straps. Insert hand between expansion gusset and support.
2. Pull support up the arm and position it so the pad is over the bony prominence at the bend.
3. Fasten the lower pull strap, then fasten the upper pull strap.
4. Support should fit snugly enough to stay in position but not so tight as to affect circulation in the arm.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Elbow Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)|
|Cubital Tunnel Syndrome|
|Cumulative Trauma Disorders|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)|
|Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)|
|Mild Elbow Pain|
|Mild Sprains, Strains|
|Moderate Sprains, Strains|
|Repetitive Stress Injury|
|Ulnar Nerve Pressure|
Tendonitis is a painful condition resulting from the swelling of the tendons in the forearm. Two of the most common forms of tendonitis that effect the elbow are Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow.
The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
The most common injury to the elbow is that of lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the extensor muscles on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Tennis elbow usually develops from repetitive gripping activities such as grasping a tennis racquet, rake, crescent wrench or paintbrush. These activities put too much stress on tendons that eventually cause small tears in the tissue and thus tennis elbow.
One of the most common injuries to the elbow is that of medial epicondylitis, or golfer's elbow. Golfer's elbow is an inflammation of the extensor muscles on the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Golfers elbow usually develops from repetitive impact activities such as hitting a golf ball, pitching a baseball, chopping wood, or using of hand tools frequently. These activities put too much stress on tendons that eventually cause small tears in the tissue and thus golfers elbow.
The Anatomy of the Elbow
A. Ulna Bone
B. Radius Bone
C. Medial Epicondyle
D. Humerus Bone
A. Exterior Muscles
B. Ulna Bone
C. Lateral Epicondyle
D. Humerus Bone