Oval-8 Finger Splints – We’ve Made the Best Even Better!

Posted by Julie Belkin on Fri, Sep 21,2018 @ 10:52 AM

It’s no secret that Oval-8 Finger Splints are the preferred finger orthosis to treat your patient’s mallet finger, swan neck and boutonniere deformities, trigger finger and trigger thumb, lateral deviation, fractures, arthritis, and hypermobility (EDS).

We are excited to announce improvements to the Oval-8 that make it easier on your eyes and even more comfortable on your patient’s fingers!

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DIP Joint Osteoarthritis: How to Treat this Common Form of Arthritis

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Tue, Jul 24,2018 @ 12:38 PM

The distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is actually the most common location on the body for osteoarthritis (OA). In fact, according to a study evaluating the frequency of hand arthritis, OA at the DIP joint occurs in approximately 58% of individuals age 60 years and older.

Family history, age, a history of heavy manual labor, joint laxity, smoking, and increased weight are all identified as contributors to this disease.The symptoms of OA at the DIP joint commonly include pain and changes to the size and shape of the joint.
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How to Use the Oval-8 Sizing Set to Size Your Patients

Posted by Jennifer Curtis on Fri, Mar 10,2017 @ 01:28 PM

Oval-8 Finger Splints provide a highly effective finger orthosis that stabilizes or limits finger joint motion to treat several conditions with a simple turn of the splint. The Oval-8 is uncomplicated, inexpensive and often provides immediate relief for your patients. Oval-8's come in a variety of sizes, and may be worn differently, to ease pain and correct problems associated with many conditions including, but not limited to:

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Adjusting Oval-8 Splints: A Video Guide for Health Care Providers

Posted by Nick Koscielniak on Thu, Feb 09,2017 @ 07:40 AM


With a total of 28 sizes, it's rare not to find the perfect fit for your patient's Oval-8 finger splints.While each of the 14 Oval-8 splints fits two sizes with a simple turn of the splint, occasionally they may need to be adjusted to fine tune the size or alter the angle or length. For those times when the length may not be just right or you want to hold the joint at a slight angle, custom fitting an Oval-8 takes only seconds.
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