Anti-Swan Neck Splint
This splint will stop the hyper extension of these joints and will keep the finger in a neutral or slightly flexed position. While wearing this splint you will be able to maintain full flexion of the finger.
The Anti-Swan Neck Splint is beneficial to chronically painful joints from Arthritis because wearing the splint takes the stress off of the joint and “bears the load”.
The DS Anti-Swan Neck Splint can be adjusted by spreading the rings further apart for a tighter fit or squeezing them together for a looser fit.
Pressure Plates – Occasionally, some joints require quite a bit of strength to hold the finger in slight flexion, the top of the rings can dig into the skin on the dorsal (top) side of the finger and cause discomfort. In these cases, Digisplint can add pressure plates to the splint which make the top of the splint wider, spreading the pressure over a wider area making the splint much more comfortable to wear. Pressure plates can be added to just one ring or to both rings.
Spacer – Some joints will require a spacer to be added to the volar (palm) side of the splint. This spacer will add leverage and in the case of swollen PIP joints can make the splint more comfortable to wear.
Anchor Ring—When a DS Anti-Swan Neck Splint is worn on the DIP joint, caution must be used as it can slip off more easily. We suggest to wear it on the DIP only during functional activities. In the case where a person needs to wear it all of the time, as with EDS, a proximal splint anchor ring can be added to secure the splint into place mor effectively.