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SaeboGlove

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The cutting edge SaeboGlove helps clients suffering from neurological and orthopedic injuries incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home. The proprietary tension system extends the clients fingers and thumb following grasping. The lightweight, low-profile functional design is just one of the many innovative features that are offered with the SaeboGlove.

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Product Description

Features:

  • Spiral forearm design that secures the wrist in a functional position.
  • Tensioners are located at the IP joints (interphalangeal joint) of the fingers and thumb to assist with extending the digits following grasping.
  • Individual Tensioners can be removed to customize assistance based on the client’s needs.
  • Numerous-sized Tensioners included to accommodate various finger lengths.
  • Full joint finger motion possible to maximize functional performance.
  • Silicone-covered finger tips to improve traction during grasping.
  • Non-slip liner to minimize migration.
  • Glove includes Lycra material for expandability.
  • Palm exposed to increase breathability and ease of donning.
  • Lightweight and comfortable.

Indications:

  • The SaeboGlove is designed for both individuals that have experienced a neurological injury such as stroke as well as orthopedic injuries such as radial nerve palsy.
  • Clients that demonstrate arm and hand weakness (wrist drop/unable to open hand) and are unable to use their hand to perform everyday tasks are great candidates for this device.
  • The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke or orthopedic injury, or if he or she suffered an injury years ago, the SaeboGlove can be of great benefit.
  • A licensed therapist will evaluate the client to make sure he or she meets the criteria before starting.
  • In order to qualify for the SaeboGlove, clients must be able to close or squeeze their hand minimally. In addition, clients must have minimal to no tightness or spasticity in the fingers or wrist.

Contraindications:

Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboGlove typically exhibit one or more of the below:

  • Severe joint deformities in the hand or elbow.
  • Significant arthritis.
  • Mild-moderate tightness/spasticity or greater in the hand or elbow.
  • Moderate or severe swelling in the hand.
  • Open wounds.
  • Unable to follow basic commands.

Additional Information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 11 × 4 in

23 reviews for SaeboGlove

  1. George

    Saebo was and has been great have 3 of their products after my stroke.

  2. Vincent

    Very bad customer service from dantzel called week after I received the glove because it was to large dantzel said she would send me a return label also had few questions. Her response was just look at the picture then I was told that she was busy eating lunch and to call back . I never received the return label must have been a good lunch because she forgot about my return label. I called again last week to request another label have not received it. On that call she was very rude and impatiant when I spoke to her. This has taken so long the thirty days is up on the third and I never had chance to use the saebo glove. Thank you. Vincent Garcia.

  3. Linda L

    Well the glove don’t fit too small armband don’t fit operators machine does not work waiting for them to resend everything back to me waiting for them to resend everything back to me to see overall I’m just waiting

  4. Mark

    I was hesitant to try the SaeboGlove because, over the years, I have spent so much money on devices that I thought would be helpful for my situation but then have turned out to be just a waste of money.

    Definitely not the case with the SaeboGlove.

    From the moment I put on the SaeboGlove, I could feel muscle sensations in my left arm and hand that I hadn’t felt in almost 50 years!

    The design of this spiral wrist splint positioned my hand and arm in an anatomically correct position. Once I got the liner properly attached to the very strong hook and loop velcro located inside of the splint, my fingers instantly became aligned exactly where they’re supposed to be.

    After attaching the tension bands, my fingers began to feel incredibly alive!

    Now, I can grasp things like never before. I’m excited about the progress that I’ve experienced in just my first couple of weeks of using this amazing device.

    Saebo has a great support team and they offer an online chat for any questions you want to ask them about their products. Kristen was extremely helpful and answered all the questions I had before I placed my order.

    After I received my SaeboGlove, I needed to exchange the original liner for a larger size. Kristen got that to me very quickly; she also sent a prepaid postage label in order to return the liner that did fit, but I felt was just a little too snug.

    There’s a 30-day, money back guarantee, where you can get a full refund if for any reason it doesn’t work out for you.

    I’m very happy with my SaeboGlove. So far, it has proven to work very well for my situation. Every time I put it on, I can feel it working to improve my situation! The SaeboGlove is well constructed and I highly recommend that you give it a try!

  5. John H

    The glove is very good for people who have had Strokes such as me my only problem is is not design for everyone’s hand my little bit off for it to work as good as it should I give it 4 stars

  6. Kim

    We sent the glove back. By the time we received the glove my husband’s hand started working again. But I could see how it would help someone who could not open there hand.

  7. David B

    I found this company through youtube i ordered the saebo glove the black and blue one the customer service lady who helped me order it was very friendly and helpful she shipped it out quickly and it got to me in less time than expected. I had my therapist help me put it on because the bands need to be ajusted to each persons strengh level and it worked just like they showed in the video!!

  8. Victoria A.

    I needed something to keep my fingers in an extended position as my hand was becoming more and more “crippled’ looking. The functionality had already departed. This seemed to be the only thing available to do that. The people in the home office were very helpful and were readily available to answer my questions. This will just enable me to have my fingers extended for a number of hours in the day which will be more comfortable for me. It’s a shame my grandchildren are so grown up as they would have been impressed when little that I had a “Darth Vader” hand!! Thank you, Saebo.

  9. Scott

    You can tell a lot of engineering design and research has gone into the making of this glove it took forever to get the glove on my affected hand but customer service sorted that out quickly for me

  10. Dave B.

    I am using a saebo flex but have a glove as well. The company is efficient. and product well Manutactured.I had to return a glove liner for size exchange. I guess the real question is Do they work?In stroke, there are no miracle cures, but theses products do help. Their free trial periods are very worthwhile.I recommend them. After two products, I want to try a third. I have recommended they think about a reduced price for frequent customers.

  11. Barry

    Unfortunately, the glove was not useable for me. My fingers are clenched too tightly for the strongest tensioner to open them, and when forcing them open with my other hand, I did not have the strength to close them back. After trying for several weeks of trying, I am now returning the glove. Thank you for allowing me to try.

  12. Rex

    This glove is amazing however it is not suitable for all things. It is a great exercise and training tool. I have one but some things are easier without the glove than with the glove. Again great for exercising the hand and fingers as well as some everyday tasks.

  13. Dean

    My therapist tried the Saebo glove on me once and it actually worked. I am looking forward to using it again and thinking of purchasing one for myself. I’ll guess I’ll see how well it does.

  14. Adrena H.

    I purchased the Saebo glove, but I’m not sure it works well for me. My fingers still slightly curl tight and I can’t slide the glove all the way on because of that. I got the right size. I can close my hand and squeeze it into a fist, but I can’t open it to a point where my fingers can extend or as if I’m releasing something.

  15. Lupe

    I liked the saebo glove its not as bulky. But you have to be able to put your fingers in a glove. The best thing about saebo products is they have different levels so they are geared to be your level

  16. Amy

    I received the glove last Friday. When I put the Glove on, I wanted to extend my whole arm and I wanted to use the palm of my hand more. I was more motivated to use my thumb and index finger to pick things up. I want to continue to use the Saeboglove and have more improvement in my hand movement!

  17. Jan

    So awesome! We bought the Saebo glove for my husband recently. I hope and pray he gets some function back on left arm and hand.

  18. Dorothee

    My clients love the SaeboGlove. The feedback I receive and the results are phenomenal. The glove is lightweight and the rubber fingertips enable my clients to grip objects more easily. The SaeboGlove allows people the freedom of feeling what it’s like to open and close their hands again – all by themselves, without my assistance or the use of electrical stimulation.

  19. Chris W.

    With the glove I’m able to pick up small objects, blocks, pencils, etc. and manipulate and stack other peg objects on a board. These tasks were either difficult or impossible without the SaeboGlove…I am grateful for this and hoping that I will continue to see improvements as my brain retrains. Thank you Saebo.

  20. Jim

    We tried the glove but found it too complicated requiring too many bands of varying elasticity. Decided to send it back.

  21. Linda

    Over the years I have used the Saebo-Flex, Stretch and most recently the Glove. My OT developed home programs and I ended up buying all three products. I feel it was totally worth it because I have made such progress. The more dedicated and consistent I was using them the better the results. Always record measurable goals to see your improvement.

  22. L.M. Borden

    I tried the saebo glove for the trial period it was a lot more practical to wear all day. hard to put on without help. Lots of rubberbands. But i was able to wear it all day. I can now open and close my hand with little help.

  23. Marjorie Mitchell

    I started useing saebo 6 months after my stroke and used it for almost 2 years. It helped not only my grip and arm movement it also helped my hand swelling so I only had to use my glove at night. It was hard for me to stop useing it because it had become so much apart of my life. It was not a quick return of grip it was very slow but without the saebo I believe my arm and hand would still be flacid.

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SaeboGlove FAQs

What is the SaeboGlove?

The SaeboGlove is an innovative hand device equipped with a proprietary tension system that extends the clients fingers and thumb following grasping. The spiral forearm design supports and secures the wrist for individuals exhibiting wrist drop. To learn more about the SaeboGlove’s features, go to our product page.

How is the SaeboGlove different than the SaeboFlex?

The SaeboFlex is a high profile, out-rigger style splint made from durable rigid parts used to support and assist individuals with increased tone. The SaeboGlove is a low profile splint made from soft fabric and semi-rigid parts used for patients that do not exhibit hypertonicity.

The SaeboGlove parts do not have the material strength needed to re-extend the digits following grasping of a client that exhibits increased tone. These clients would need the SaeboFlex.

Who can benefit most from the SaeboGlove?

There are 3 groups of clients that typically qualify for the SaeboGlove:

Mildly Affected Neurological Clients: These clients exhibit some finger extension, but not full. They may have used the SaeboFlex, but are no longer challenged by it. They may exhibit mild hypertonicity, but not enough to prevent them from extending their fingers to some degree. They still suffer from hand function impairment including fine motor control, weak finger flexors, and/or weak extensors. Numerous repetitions may be difficult due to weak finger extension strength and endurance. Thumb and index finger tone may be more prevalent. They are typically in the outpatient setting.

Moderate/Severely Affected Neurological Clients: This group exhibits very minimal or no active wrist/finger extension and are very low tone or flaccid; they are not impeded by hypertonicity. They are typically in the inpatient setting. A majority will require electrical stimulation with the SaeboGlove.

Orthopedic Clients: This group typically has a diagnosis of radial nerve palsy/brachial plexus injury/fractures. They exhibit wrist drop and lack finger extension strength.

What is the Clinical Criteria for SaeboGlove?

In order to qualify for the SaeboGlove, clients should exhibit some ability to squeeze. If the clients cannot squeeze (curl fingers), then electrical stimulation to the finger flexors to facilitate squeezing can be provided. In addition to demonstrating active finger flexion, clients should not exhibit spasticity in the hand. If clients demonstrate more than mild hypertonicity in the wrist and fingers, then the SaeboFlex would be required.

If I already have the SaeboFlex, is there any reason to consider the SaeboGlove?

As clients make progress with their upper limb recovery, it is common to see improvement with spasticity and better movement in the wrist and fingers. When this occurs, the SaeboGlove may be more appropriate for their next stage of treatment.

How does it work?

  • The SaeboGlove is a light and comfortable splint that allows an impaired arm and hand to regain function.
  • Normally, clients that have suffered a neurological injury such as stroke are unable to open or extend their fingers and their hand often is in a clenched or closed position.
  • The SaeboGlove assists with hand opening and closing (grasping and releasing).
  • The fingers and thumb are opened by a tensioner mechanism that looks like soft elastic bands. The tensioners are easy to put on and take off and offer multiple attachment sites for each finger, to customize the amount of help the client may need to open and close their hand. Individual tensioners may also be removed as the client makes progress.
  • By opening and closing the hand with the SaeboGlove, clients can retrain the brain and strengthen the muscles needed to perform daily tasks. It can also prevent tightening of the hand and shortening of the muscles, which can limit hand function even further.
  • “If you don’t use it you will lose it.”  With the client using his or her hand early and often following the injury, further loss of movement can be prevented and a faster recovery may occur.

How do I know it is right for me (or my patient)?

  • The SaeboGlove is designed for both individuals that have experienced a neurological injury, such as stroke, as well as orthopedic injuries, such as radial nerve palsy.
  • Clients that demonstrate arm and hand weakness (wrist drop/unable to open hand) and are unable to use their hand to perform everyday tasks are great candidates for this device.
  • The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke or orthopedic injury, or if he or she suffered an injury years ago, the SaeboGlove can be of great benefit.
  • A licensed therapist will evaluate the client to make sure he or she meets the criteria before starting.
  • Criteria includes:
    • Minimal ability to squeeze the hand.
    • Minimal to no tightness or spasticity in the fingers or wrist.

What can I (or my patient) expect?

  • Once the client receives the SaeboGlove, his or her therapist will create a treatment plan to follow in the clinic and at home. A sample Saebo session may consist of various hand and arm activities and exercises that challenge the affected side.
  • Often times, with the help of the Saebo splint, the client will be able to immediately (on day 1) use his or her impaired hand to grasp and release objects for the very first time. Many clients/family members (and therapists) enjoy this special moment as it provides excitement and encouragement that more recovery is possible.
  • The SaeboGlove has been used with thousands of clients yearly. Although results vary, many clients are able to regain lost movement over time.
  • Common challenges like getting dressed, typing on a keyboard, or returning to work are now possible with Saebo.
  • Like all medical treatments, the amount of recovery cannot be guaranteed, however, clients that are motivated and compliant with the daily home program tend to have better outcomes.

What are the contraindications?

  • Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboGlove typically exhibit one or more of the below:
    • Severe joint deformities in the hand or elbow.
    • Significant arthritis.
    • Mild-moderate tightness or greater in the hand or elbow.
    • Moderate or severe swelling in the hand.
    • Open wounds.
    • Unable to follow basic commands.

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