We are off to Quebec City to attend the 2015 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting & AHPA Annual Meeting. Those attending this meeting will have opportunity to learn, debate, and discuss arthritis care. Digisplint will be there to show our splints. The meeting runs from February 4-7. Of course this means that the workshop will be closed until February 9. We hope to have all orders that are sent in this week shipped out by February 11.More
Another great day working with a client right here in my workshop…
Dolly’s CMC it pretty much fused but the MCP joint at her thumb has gone into hyper-extension to the point of subluxation. All this fancy talk to say that her thumb is very painful and if we could stabilize it, much of the pain of joint fatigue and tendon fatigue would go away.
Together we made her a sterling silver thumb splint with an expansion bracelet to hold it into place. We also added a palmar support to stop her thumb from collapsing at the MCP. (Same splint as the picture shown)
That was yesterday, today she sent us this note…
“Thanks Derek. I am so glad I went yesterday. I cannot believe the difference 12 hours makes. My splint is amazing. What a difference. I noticed today the usual pain I have in my hand, arm, shoulder & neck is nearly gone. I stopped taking my extra pain meds & so far I don’t need them.
I enjoyed our chat. Thanks again. Have an awesome day & stay warm.
Occasionally we receive an order from different geographical locations other than good old Canada. Federica in Milan, Italy recently sent us these photos along with a special note…
“Good morning Derek, today my splints have finally arrived and they suit perfectly.
My mom and I really want to thank you very much for all your help and all your patience.
Thank you again,
Federica and Giovanna”More
I hope you are well. Just wanted to update you about my fingers. The lateral supports are just amazing!! I can put more pressure on my fingers and when my fingers are more bent I still have lots of support. I’ve had to re shape the rings a few times with a mandrel because I’ve been kind of hard on them, but that’s no problem. So far I’ve stripped paint off 4 car body panels, dug up and back filled a septic system weeping bed, snaked the weeping bed, packed a whole house, couple oil changes including one on a boat, disassembled a metal frame pool, helped lift a dock, and the list goes on.
I’ve even had a bit more success trying to play guitar again. Only downside is sometimes I get stuck trying to put a knitted sweater on.
So! All in all, I just love them so much. I’m very glad I got them on every finger.
Thanks so much again.