Material: Thermoplastic finger splints.
Purpose: Oval-8 splints stabilise and align finger joints as explained by your therapist. The splints aim to reduce pain and improve function.
To be worn for short periods initially (up to 30 mins) and increase time as able or tolerated. Can be worn for the duration of the day or worn as needed and as discussed with your therapist.
Care of your splint
Wipe clean with lukewarm water or clean with anti-bacterial wipes. Do not immerse in hot water or leave the splint in a warm place as it may lose its shape.
Please check for:
- Redness, soreness or breakdown of skin
- Increase in pain or discomfort or worsening of symptoms when earing the splint.
- Allergic reaction such as raised, itchy, red rash.
- Repair or alteration is necessary if the splint snaps or loses it’s shape.
In the event of any of the above, discontinue wearing and contact the therapist on the details below.
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