Pressure Band for Arthritis
The SSCP Pressure Band is made up of silicone and when wrapped around your finger, it will provide a firm yet gentle splint for your finger. It has benefits such as:
- SSCP Pressure Band is soft and therefore will allow some movement of your finger even when it is splinted – your fingers will be able to move but is still protected by the splinting action of the pressure band. This allows you to perform functional movements with ease. (compared to those that immobilise your finger completely.
- The SSCP Pressure Band is self-adhesive and will not fall off easily. This is compared with other splints that are ill-fitting and can slip off your finger.
- SSCP Pressure Band is gentle on the skin and has a low risk of allergies compared with using tapes like kinesiotape or physio-tape. SSCP Pressure band is also easily removable.
- The SSCP Pressure Band is strong and stretchable and if used correctly, can reduce swelling in the joint. Results can be seen within 1 week of use.
The SSCP Pressure Band is invented by Professor Cecilia Li from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It consists of a layer of specially designed silicone rubber and a layer of specially formulated medical grade silicone gel.
Using pressure therapy principles and with the added benefit of silicone therapy, the SSCP Pressure Band can distribute pressure effectively and evenly making it an ideal instrument for reducing swelling. It is not only used for reducing pressure in swollen joints but is also used in reducing hypertrophic scars.
The SSCP Pressure Band is listed as a class 1 medical device with the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA).