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Hinged Elbow Brace

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Hinged Elbow Brace in a Sling


 

Purpose
• Allows flexion and extension (bending and straightening) of the elbow within a chosen range
• Controls rotation at the elbow joint
• Allows functional activity whilst maintaining a safe position
• Provides medial and lateral support (either side of elbow)


Reason for fitting
• Distal humeral fractures (fractures above the elbow joint)
• Proximal forearm fractures (fractures below the elbow joint)
• Post-operatively after internal fixation / surgery
• Elbow dislocations
• Unstable elbow joints / failed elbow replacements
• Biceps or triceps tendon repair