Details on The Bort Pediatric Finger Splint
This finger stabilizer for kids is a simple and effective way to immobilize one or two fingers following surgery to the fingers or an injury to the digits.
The children’s hand splint & finger immobilizer includes a connective strap at the wrist and an aluminum finger splint that extends from that area up through the tips of the fingers. This finger stabilizer splint is covered with soft padding that make it comfortable against the skin. The shape of finger and hand stabilizer can also be customized.
A strap across the wrist, hand and around the finger(s) in need of immobilization holds the two-finger splint in place. An optional fourth strap that can wrap around the upper joints of one’s fingers is also included. Children with longer fingers may need this added strap for full immobilization, while for others simply the one finger strap suffices. As previously noted, you can also get Bort’s soft hand splint/brace with finger support in adult sizes.
Velcro fasteners for the finger areas make it easy to adjust their positioning, as well as how tightly these components of the pediatric fingers splints fit. Considering one may need to allow for swelling and/or bandaging, this is an especially beneficial quality.
The Velcro finger splint for a child leaves the thumb and other fingers of the hand unrestricted. This is important for slowing the loss of strength and dexterity during a period of immobilization.
This also means that in some cases, a child may be able to use such splints for finger injuries when playing sports. Of course, whether one’s child can wear a finger splint for football or soccer, for example, will depend upon the extent of the injury, the sport/position and the advice of a medical professional.
Immobilization of one or several fingers might be required leading up to or following surgery. A doctor might also recommend use of a finger splints for kids who have sustained injuries such as a finger sprain, dislocation or even a break that does not require surgery to repair.
Soft Finger Braces for Kids’ Sports Injuries
Stubbing a finger on a ball, falling onto an outstretched hand, slamming a finger in a car door, or catching the finger in another players’ equipment are just a few of the many ways your child might injure his or her finger, sending you on the hunt for the best finger splint for kids.
The good news is you’ve landed in the right place. Bort’s digisoft hand/finger splint takes the stress out of immobilizing the finger, plus the child’s finger splint is comfortable to wear. Following we take you through a few of the more common injuries that may send one looking for a pediatric finger splint/stabilizer for children and some of the other steps that may help with care.
A sprained finger (AKA, jammed finger) is one of the more common injuries associated with playing sports or simply tearing around as children do. This refers to damage to the ligaments that occurs at any of the three joints of the fingers.
Jamming the tip of the finger against a ball, another player or the ground can overstretch or tear such ligaments, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness in the vicinity of the joint. While it may be tempting to blow off such injuries as “just” a sprain, they can lead to chronic problems if not addressed.
Rest, ice, compression and elevation (the RICE method) are go-to steps for treating such injuries. When it comes to immobilization, buddy taping should be employed. This 2-finger brace accomplishes the same effect, but with much less effort and chances for error.
When using a double finger splint, note that the index finger should always be joined with the middle finger and the ring finger should be “taped” to the pinky finger.
You may also note that the pediatric soft hand splint holds the injured digits in a relaxed, slightly bent position. That is intentional. A kids’ finger splint should never hold the fingers in a completely straight position.
A forceful overextension of the finger or a jamming force to its end can also force the finger out of its normal position, causing an injury known as a finger dislocation. The middle knuckle is the most commonly affected.
Besides a visible deformity, a dislocated finger is also quite painful and will likely leave one unable to bend or fully straighten the finger. Swelling, a tingling sensation, numbness and a pale or blue skin color are other possible symptoms.
Immediate treatment should entail the removal of any rings, application of ice and keeping the hand elevated. One should get to the doctor as soon as possible, as delayed treatment can lead to a more challenging recovery or permanent disability.
A doctor may realign the bones of the finger, possibly including use of an anesthetic to diminish pain. After that, one will likely need to wear a protective finger support splint or employ the buddy taping method discussed previously. One’s child will likely need to wear the children's finger splint for three to six weeks if all goes well.One should continue to regularly ice the digit and elevate it as much as possible until swelling subsides. Eventually, one may be instructed to perform exercises that help strengthen the hand and increase the odds one will regain full function of the digit.
Bort’s digisoft finger brace can even work in instances where one has fractured the bones of the finger. Typically, such injuries are caused by either direct blow to the finger or the digit being crushed in a door. The symptoms of a broken finger are similar to those of one that has been dislocated, including pain, swelling, weakness, bruising, limited range of motion and an abnormal appearance.
In some cases, a doctor can perform a closed reduction where he or she repositions the bones without surgery. In other cases, an open reduction procedure will be necessary where a surgeon fixates the bones in place using pins, wires, screws, plates, etc. so that the bone can heal properly.
After either form of reduction, a period of immobilization will be required, involving use of a cast or a broken finger brace or splint. This particular orthotic can be used as a finger splint after surgery, though of course one should follow the advice of one’s doctor about the best mode of immobilization.
A brace worn after finger surgery or reduction gives swelling a chance to subside and holds the digits immobile so they heal properly. The slightly more elaborate nature of this hand/finger stabilizer relative to some other pediatric splints offers a bit more protection and support, while still leaving one’s other fingers free.
Bort Digisoft Children's Hand & Finger Splint Features
This toddler or kids’ finger splint for two fingers can support and stabilize an injured finger or two following numerous injuries. Following is a list of the features that enable it to do so, not to mention make it preferable to taping methods.
- Kids’ finger brace immobilizes either one or two fingers in a slightly bent, relaxed position
- Good hand brace to wear for a broken finger, a dislocated finger or a finger sprain
- Can also be used as a post-op finger surgery brace
- Soft pediatric hand splint has an adjustable aluminum splint and soft padding
- Finger brace for kids holds the interphalangeal joints still so healing can occur
- Accomplishes the same effect as “buddy taping”
- Comes with an extra strap to encompass the upper finger joints, if needed
- Velcro fasteners of the child’s fractured finger splint can be positioned and tightened/loosened as needed
- Straps at the wrist, hand and fingers keeps the digisoft splint in place
- Multiple-finger stabilizer splint leaves the other fingers free, minimizing the loss of function
- Youth athletic finger splint might be used during some sports, depending upon doctor clearance
- Multiple closures at the fingers, hand and wrist help keep the pediatric finger brace in place
- Fingers stabilizer is easy to apply, remove and adjust, thanks to Velcro closures
- Bort finger splint for toddlers/kids comes in a fun blue and orange design
- Finger support for kids can be worn on either the right or left hand
|For Children||4-5.5 inches|
|Measurement point: Base of Palm to Tip of Finger (see image above).|