Types of range of motion elbow braces
The rehabilitation of the elbow is achieved through orthopedic surgery, but many times the cause is through immobility of the forearm, which then leads to injury and pain. The Immobilization of the elbow brace offers range-of-motion stability or partial range-of motion control for the injured elbow. It is able to provide a more conservative treatment for either elbow dislocations or elbow ligament laxity, and is able to be adjusted easily to suit the patient's needs.
The Immobilization of the elbow, also called the hinged ROM elbow brace, is designed to offer the most effective rehabilitation for a variety of elbow injuries, and is one of the most popular of the knee braces available. The braces are created to allow full-range-of motion and to maintain the natural inward curve of the elbow joint. They work by allowing a partial amount of flexion of the wrist. This allows the full gliding movements of the forearm and hand to move the arm, while providing a more secure feeling as the muscles of the palm and hand are kept in close proximity to avoid rubbing against each other.
The elbow brace allow a full range-of-motion of the lateral (outside) arms, with the flexion occurring in a fully closed position. This means that full hand and forearm movement are possible. This brace is similar to the more common Immobilization of the elbow brace but has a closed design that does not allow any motion to occur. Instead, the bones are locked together and form a rigid brace. This allows for an even more effective treatment for a variety of elbow-related injuries.
A hinged brace is used very often in rehabilitation. This brace allows for full flexion and extension of the joints in the shoulder, allowing patients to move their arms and hands freely. The ligaments of the arm are lengthened and relaxes through a series of metal rings and metal bands. They then reattach to the top of the forearm, where they are locked in place. These devices are very effective at correcting range-of-person movement of the ulnar nerve in the area.
Combination brace/elbow support: A brace/elbow support device is used most commonly with an injured arm. It is a full range-of-stance brace that wraps around the upper arm, over the elbow, and around the wrist. It has dual purposes; the dual purpose of locking the elbow to the side, and also supporting the wrist. The brace is adjustable so that it can fit most individuals and comes in a variety of sizes and colors.