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Anti-Swan Neck Splint

Commonly used in different forms of Arthritis, it is also beneficial in cases of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or other dysfunctions of hyper mobility. It is also used to stabilize fingers damaged by injury or surgeries to the tendons of the finger.

Anti-Swan Neck Splint

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The DS Anti-Swan Neck Splint can be used on the PIP or DIP joints of the fingers, as well as the IP joint of the thumb. Care must be taken when worn on the DIP joint as the splint can slip off.

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.

Additional Options:

Swan NEck Splint with LS
Swan Neck with Pressure Plates
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Lateral Supports – The DS Anti-Swan Neck Lateral Support Splint has all of the above features but will also support a lax or loose joint, offering more stability. It can support a deviating joint that is lax, but will only support a joint; not correct it. The lateral supports can be added to either side of the splint but is most effective when attached to both sides of the splint. Lateral supports are also added to protect painful joints.

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.

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