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How to Use the Oval-8 Sizing Set to Size Your Patients

How to Use the Oval-8 Sizing Set to Size Your Patients

The Original Oval-8 Finger Splints, available in CLASSIC Beige and NEW Oval-8 CLEAR, are the ideal choice whenever you need to stabilize, realign or immobilize the small joints of your patient's fingers. The versatile 3-point pressure design allows each Oval-8 Finger Splint to treat 6 or more conditions with a simple turn of the splint. Indications include:

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  • Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Crooked/Deviated Finger
  • Fractures
  • Hypermobility (EDS)
  • Jammed Finger
  • Mallet Finger
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb

Sizing the Oval-8

Sizing Oval-8 splints correctly is critical to a proper fit and successful treatment. The Oval-8 Sizing Set, ideal for use in the clinic or office, allows clinicians to quickly and accurately determine which sizes each client requires to fit snugly around the PIP or DIP joint.

The Oval-8 Sizing Set includes one of each of the fourteen sizes, size 2 thru 15, and has size adjustability built in. The band is angled to allow each splint to fit tighter or looser depending on which end is fit on the finger first. The name Oval-8 is etched on the band followed by the splint size. Holding the splint up to a light makes it easier to see the size.

Using the Sizing Set

To use the Sizing Set, choose a few splints likely to fit the joint you are treating. Slip the splint on the finger. If it’s a bit too tight or loose, turn the splint to see if that provides a better fit. Try other sizes as needed until you achieve a tight, but comfortable fit.

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Download the Oval-8 Guide for Health Care Professionals to learn more about how to size, fit and purchase these simple but highly effective orthoses to successfully treat the patients in your practice or clinic.





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