How do you size a Stax finger splint?
So if you have an extensor tendon strain or similar finger injury, read on to make sure you get a splint that fits correctly….Sizing Instructions.
|Size||Measure the circumference of the joint closest to your finger tip (DIP joint) in cm|
Do finger splints come in different sizes?
Finger splints are pieces of medical equipment that people can wear to immobilize their injured finger and prevent further damage. There are various types of finger splints, each treating a different condition, and they come in a variety of sizes and materials.
How do I know what size finger splint I need?
Measure around the middle knuckle. If you are holding your broken finger straight, you will be choosing the size for the bottom splint. Measure the injured joint to determine the size for the base splint. For the top or second splint, choose a splint one to one and a half sizes larger to slide over the bottom joint.
What is a Stax splint used for?
The Stax Finger Splints: Mallet Finger Splint is primarily used in treating extensor tendon disruption at the insertion point on the distal phalanx. Mallet splint immobilizes the distal IP joint in maximum extension, but allows full motion of the proximal IP joint. The splint is made of plastic and is latex free.
How do you measure for a splint ring?
Measure either straight around the middle of the joint or at the top and bottom of the joint if there is more than one ring size of difference. Green- where to measure for splints worn on the hand MCP joints to find US ring size.
What is a finger stack splint?
Stack splints are pre-fabricated off the shelf splints designed for mallet finger injuries. They are used as a way to support the finger and hold the finger tip straight. Used initially for a couple of days they are ok, but for anything longer, they are not ideal.
How tight should finger splints be?
Your splint should be snug enough to hold your finger in a straight position so that it does not droop. But it should not be so tight that it cuts off blood flow. You should keep your splint on unless your doctor tells you that you can take it off.
Should I sleep with finger splint on?
Again, you must still sleep in your splint. If your occupation requires heavy bending and lifting with your fingers, you should continue to wear the tip protector at work. At week 5, you may consider sleeping out of the splint every other night.
How long should I keep my finger splint on?
You may need to wear a splint for different lengths of time. If your tendon is only stretched, not torn, it should heal in 4 to 6 weeks if you wear a splint all the time. If your tendon is torn or pulled off the bone, it should heal in 6 to 8 weeks of wearing a splint all the time.
What is the best trigger finger splint?
Material. The quality of a splint is determined by the materials used in its construction.
What is the best way to splint a finger?
Trim the wood to size so that it does not catch/destabilize the splint once it is in place.
How to treat mallet finger with a splint?
– Keep your finger flat on a table, cut the strapping, and slide the splint off your finger. – Wash and dry your finger and the splint using soap and water. – Slide the splint back over your fingertip, keeping your finger straight. – Replace the strapping – this should cover the middle of the splint but should not cover the middle joint of your finger.
How to splint trigger finger?
Splinting. Strapping your affected finger or thumb to a plastic splint can ease your symptoms by stopping your finger moving.