Rolyan Splint For Finger Features
- Latex free
- Self-adhesive straps sold separately
- Contoured for comfortable fit
- Firm stable immobilization
- 2 straps required per splint
Also Available: Rolyan Finger Gutter Splint Kit
How to use Trigger Finger Splint?
- The Splint can be widened without heating by gently bending edges outward. If needed, the splint, which is made from 1/16" (1.6mm) Ezeform splinting material, can be spot-heated with a heat gun or in a heat pan of water at a temperature of 150° to 160°F (65° to 70°C). Heating the entire splint may cause it to lose its preformed shape
- With splint on finger, attach straps, or use tape or a cohesive bandage to hold splint in place
Care and Cleaning:
- The splint will lose its shape in temperatures over 135°F (57°C). It should be kept away from sources of heat such as ovens, hot water, open flames, and sunny car windows.
- The splint can be cleaned with soap and lukewarm water. It should be allowed to dry thoroughly before reapplication.
- This splint is to be fitted initially by a healthcare professional who is familiar with the purpose for which it is prescribed. The healthcare professional is responsible for providing wearing instructions and precautions to other healthcare practitioners, care providers involved in the patients care, and the patient.
- If unusual swelling, skin discoloration or discomfort occurs, use should be discontinued and a healthcare professional consulted.
- Be careful that the straps are not so tight that they interfere with circulation.
- After heating splinting material, always check its temperature before applying it to the patient.
Rolyan Gutter Splint for Finger Instruction Manual
When to use Finger Gutter Splint?
- To immobilize PIP and DIP joints
- May be used following fractures, dislocations, ligamentous injuries, and fingertip injuries.
- Not for use with severely fluctuating edema.
- Not for use directly over open wounds and infected areas.
How to measure size for Rolyan Gutter Splint?
To determine size, measure from the web to the tip of the finger.
What to buy with Gutter Splint for Finger by Performance Health
Rolyan Gutter Splint FAQ
1. What is a finger Gutter splint used for?
A gutter splint is a flexible splint used to support, stabilize, and immobilize injuries, dislocations, and fractures of the hands, fingers, or wrists. Splints are generally applied to reduce movement and provide support and comfort by stabilizing an injury.
2. Do splints help the finger heal after an injury?
Experts suggest wearing splints can help rest the tendon. Your physician may have you wear a splint even at night to keep the affected area in an extended position for as long as six weeks. Moreover, they may also suggest gentle exercises to help maintain mobility in your finger.
3. Can trigger finger heal by itself?
Trigger fingers generally correct themselves after a short while. More severe cases may get locked in the bent position and require surgery to correct it. Regular hand exercising and splinting can help you manage trigger fingers better.
4. How tight should finger splints be?
A splint must be snug enough to hold the finger in a straight position so that it does not droop down. However, it should not be too tight that it cuts off the blood flow. One should keep the splint on unless the doctor prescribes to take them off.
Rolyan Finger Gutter Splint Specifications
||up to 2 3/8" (6.1cm)
||2 1/2" - 2 3/4" (6.4 - 7cm)
||2 7/8" - 3 1/8" (7.3 - 7.9cm)
||3 1/4" - 3 1/2" (8.3 - 8.9cm)
||3 5/8" (9.2cm) and up