Damn, I hate this splint. It's amazing the elbow motions you take for granted and the shoulder can only move in so many ways.
- Can't scratch my nose or much of any area above the waist, front or back, with my left hand with the splint on.
- Tough to reach into the washer to pull out clothes with the left arm. Hadn't realized that I used my left arm for that more than the right (interesting).
- Can't scrub in for a case with the splint on.
- Not sure it would inspire confidence in me if patients saw me using it
Okay, I love the splint for these reasons:
- Keeps me from knocking my elbow on the washing machine, the car door, the table top, etc
- Able to wash dishes with the splint on (started to put this in the neutral or hate column, but recalled my Thanksgiving post and couldn't do it)
Neutral about the splint for these reasons:
- Able to use the keyboard while wearing the splint.
- Able to walk my dog in the splint fairly normally.
- Did manage to do some quilting (both hand and machine) with the splint on.
- Did manage to drive my car (safely) with the splint on.
Here are a couple of sights with more information (medical) on elbow bursitis:
Elbow Bursitis -- American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Olecranon Bursitis; Patrick M Foye MD and Todd P Stitik MD; eMedicine Article, November 22, 2006