Common Upper Limb Orthoses
Humeral Fracture Brace (Sarmiento)
Description: A Sarmiento brace is a bivalve brace that encompasses the fractured
humerus of the upper arm. It is molded plastic held together by two velcro straps.
It is designed to provide correct alignment of the fractured humerus bone, prevent
motion of the bone, and protect it from further injury. A strap attached to the
upper end of the brace wraps around your body to help support the brace in place.
Typically an arm sling is used in conjunction with the brace.
Indications: Fractured humerus
Proper wearing: Wear the soft fracture sock provided by your orthotist under
the Sarmiento brace. Place the Sarmiento brace around your arm and snug the two
pieces together with the two velcro enclosures. Apply the strap at the top of the
brace around your body to support the brace in the correct position.
Description: A wrist splint is designed to immobilize an injured wrist to
promote healing. They come in short and long versions and encompass your forearm
and the hand partially. They are secured via an elastic pull strap. You will still
be able to use your hand and fingers for functional activities of daily living.
Indications: Carpal tunnel, wrist sprain
Proper wearing: The straps must be loosened before applying the brace. Slip
your hand through the brace until the contoured hand piece is in your palm yet still
behind the fingers. Pull the elastic strap around your forearm and secure it snug.
Description: The saebo reach is a revolutionary new product that helps an individual regain control of their upper extremity. This custom brace extends from the fingers to the upper arm and helps reduce the flexor pattern experienced by individuals suffering from the effect of a stroke. These braces can help regain independence in an individual’s life.
Proper wearing: Place the forearm piece just behind the ulnar head (the bump at your wrist on your pinky side of the hand) and secure the two forearm straps. Attach the hand with the velcro strap and place fingers and thumb into each digit cap. Attached the humeral piece (upper arm) so that is rests just above the epicondyles (the bones on either side of your elbow) secure with the two straps. Slide the tether cords from the upper arm piece to the attachment sites on the lower arm piece.