Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause your fingers to drift towards the little finger side of your hand, making movement difficult. The Radial Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint helps straighten moderate to strongly deviated fingers to make it easier to use your hands for everyday activities.
- Reduces moderate to severe finger deviation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis for improved hand function.
- Soft finger straps allow for each of your fingers to be individually corrected.
- The hinged design allows you to bend and straighten your fingers.
- Thin molded plastic shell is felt lined for comfort and a bendable stay helps hold the splint in place on your hand.
- Designed by a hand and rheumatology specialist to help restore hand function for those with severe ulnar deviation.
- Replacement straps are available to purchase.
Not sure if this splint is right for you? Please discuss this product with your health care provider before purchasing.
Once you have purchased this splint, we recommend you take it to your doctor or therapist to properly fit and adjust it.
My fingers are really tight. Which ulnar deviation splint should I choose?
If your fingers are quite tight but still movable at your large knuckles, the Radial Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint is more likely to be effective than the lighter weight Polycentric Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint.
How do I know what size to buy?
To size for the splint, put a ruler or measuring tape on a table and rest your hand on the ruler at your big knuckles. Try to keep your hand relaxed and don't press it flat to the surface. Measure across the big knuckles from the outside edge of your index finger to the outside edge of your pinky finger.
Will my fingers stay straight when I take the splint off?
While the Radial Hinged Ulnar Deviation will hold your fingers straighter when you are wearing it, it is unlikely that it will correct the deviation once it is removed. While there is no research that shows splints can stop the progression of deviation, it has been shown that a properly fit splint can help improve hand function.
Looking for some more advice?
Contact us today to talk to free to our Registered Physiotherapist who has a specialization in arthritis care. Email us at AskaPhysio@PhysiotherapyRoom.com or call us at 519-439-6333. We will respond to you within 24 hours.
|Small||2 3/4" - 3"|
|Medium||3" - 3 3/8"|
|Large||3 3/8" - 3 5/8"|
|Measurement: Lay your hand flat and measure from the outside edge of your index finder to the outside edge of your little finger.|
Choose the next size up if the hand measures at the end of the size range or if your knuckles are significantly enlarged.
Wear: The Radial Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint is recommended for daytime wear to help position fingers for better function.
How to Wear this Splint: Download the Radial Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint Application Instructions.
Care: Wash in cool soapy water and rinse well with clear water. Pat felt lining dry and allow to air dry thoroughly. The straps can be removed and hand washed with soap and water and air dried.
Made From: Kydex© plastic, malleable aluminum, latex-free neoprene covers
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