Do individuals who have had a stroke recover more rapidly with the use of a hand/wrist splint or no hand/wrist splint?
Clinical Bottom Line
Hand splinting on individuals post stroke has no clear benefit on any specific population for any specific reason and should be discontinued from clinical use.
Sanford, Dana, "Effectiveness of Wrist and Hand Splinting for Increasing Recovery of Individuals Post-Stroke" (2009). Physical Function CATs. 8.