Conditions Treated with Oval-8 Finger Splints

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Oval-8 Finger Splints treat some of the most common finger conditions and injuries. The images below show the proper way to wear the Oval-8 Finger Splint by condition for successful treatment.

Mallet finger treated with an Oval-8 Finger splint

Mallet Finger

  • Holds the DIPJ in extension or slight hyperextension
  • Adjust with heat if slight hyperextension is desired
Watch: How to treat a Mallet Finger with an Oval-8 Finger Splint 

Trigger finger treated with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Trigger Finger

  • Blocks finger triggering by limited MP or IPJ flexion
  • Ideal as a conservative treatment or following injection
Watch: How to treat a Trigger Finger with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Use an Oval-8 Finger Splint to treat Trigger Thumb

Trigger Thumb

  • Blocks thumb triggering at the DIPJ or MPJ
  • Ideal as a conservative treatment or following injection
Watch: How to treat a Trigger Thumb with an Oval-8 Finger Splint 

Swan Neck deformity treated with an Oval-8

Swan Neck (Hyperextension) Deformity

  • Stops PIPJ hyperextension
  • Improves DIPJ control

Watch: How to treat a Swan Neck Deformity with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Boutonniere Deformity treated with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Boutonniere Deformity

  • Holds the PIPJ in neutral extension
  • Ideal as a "retainer" after dynamic splinting to solidify gains in ROM
Watch: How to treat a Boutonniere Deformity with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Lateral Deviation treated with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Lateral Deviated Fingers

  • Reduces DIPJ and PIPJ deviation caused by injury or the buildup of arthritic nodules
  • Pressure can be applied ulnarly or radially to reduce deviation
Watch: How to treat Lateral Deviation with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Finger Fracture being treated with an Oval-8 Finger Splint

Fractures

  • Holds minor non-displaced fractures stable using two splints
  • Interlock a larger-sized splint with a smaller-sized splint to immobilize a joint

Hyperextension Conditions - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

  • Stabilizes any IP joint to restore balance and improve function
  • Mulitple splints can be worn on one hand

Hypertonicity and Mild Spasticity

  • Improves functional pinch and grip in persons with tone control problems
  • Blocks thumb IP flexion or hyperextension to facilitate pinch
  • Controls end range flexion of the digits for improved grasp patterns
  • Restores balance to overcome intrinsic minus posturing


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