Oval-8 Finger Splint
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Oval-8 Finger Splint

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  • Finger split for correcting mallet, boutonniere and swan neck deformities
  • Designed to stabilise and immobilise your small finger joint
  • Plastic multi-purpose finger splint that can be used either way up
  • Wide, flat band offers comfortable pressure distribution and control
£15.95(Inc. 20% VAT)
(£13.29 Exc. VAT)

Oval-8 Finger Splint

After injury to the finger, the small joints of the digit have a tendency to become slightly deformed, so it's important to provide the right support to correct any irregularity that may lead to further issues. The Oval-8 Finger Splint is a plastic multi-purpose finger splint that can be used either way up, providing adjustable support with stabilisation and immobilisation.

This item is for one individual finger splint. The Oval-8 Finger Splint 5 Pack and the Oval-8 Kit containing 44 Oval-8 finger splints are available if you wish to purchase multiple Oval-8 splints.

How Does the Oval-8 Finger Splint Work?

The Oval-8 Finger Splint has been designed to stabilise and immobilise the small joint of your finger following an injury or deformity.  This facilitates quick and effective treatment of a range of conditions, preventing your finger from bending uncomfortably while the injury heals. Each Oval-8 Finger Splint features three points of pressure, which work to support unstable joints and protect healing injuries. 

Oval-8 Finger Splint For Stabilisation

Who Can Use the Oval-8 Finger Splint?

Available in a range of sizes (please see below for sizing information), the Oval-8 is ideal for virtually anybody looking to support a finger joint deformity or injury. Suitable conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Deformities
  • Crooked Finger
  • Fractures
  • Hypermobility (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
  • Lateral Deviation
  • Mallet Finger
  • Swan Neck
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb

Please note that the Oval-8 Finger Splint is not suitable for children under the age of four due to choking hazards.

On Which Joints Can I Wear the Oval-8 Splint?

The Oval-8 finger splint is suitable for both the middle joint and the top joint of your finger (nearest the fingertip). Our guide to How To Wear Your Oval-8 Splint provides a visual guide to ways in which the Oval-8 can be worn on different joints.

The Oval-8 Finger Splint Can Be Worn On Different Joints

How Do I Wear the Oval-8 Splint?

Quick and easy to use, the Oval-8 Splint can be inserted onto the finger and positioned over the joint that requires support. Please see our article about How to Wear Your Oval-8 Splint for a visual guide to wearing the Oval-8 for specific conditions. The PDF below also provides visual instructions for wearing your Oval-8 Finger Splint for specific conditions.

Oval-8 Finger Splint Instructions
Oval-8 Finger Splint User Instructions

Sizing Information for the Oval-8 Finger Support

The Oval-8 Finger Splint is available in 12 ring sizes (based on US ring size numbers) from 2 through to 14. Please use the conversion table below to select your required size and choose the corresponding US size number from the drop down menu above. Our article How To Measure Your Finger for the Oval-8 Finger Splint may also help.

To measure your finger, you could use a jeweller's sizing device, or alternatively use a piece of string to mark out a millimetre measurement of the circumference of the joint. The measurement must be of the joint you wish to use the splint on. To achieve the best result we recommend purchasing one splint either side of your measurement to increase the likelihood of a good fit.

Ring Size Circumference of Joint (cm) Circumference of Joint (Inches)
Size 2 4.3cm 1.75"
Size 3 4.5cm 1.81"
Size 4 4.95cm 1.94"
Size 5 5.27cm 2.17"
Size 6 5.7cm 2.19"
Size 7 5.86cm 2.31"
Size 8 6.14cm 2.43"
Size 9 6.35cm 2.5"
Size 10 6.82cm 2.69"
Size 11 7.09cm 2.81"
Size 12 7.4cm 2.94"
Size 13 7.65cm 3"
Size 14 8.09cm 3.19"

Sizing Directions for the Oval-8

Oval-8 Finger Splint Measurements

Oval-8 Finger Splint Measurements

Oval-8 Finger Splint Measurements

Can I Wear the Oval-8 Splint All Day and Night?

Yes! The Oval-8 Finger Splint has been designed for wearing both during the day and at night. This makes it an ideal solution for long-term finger conditions.

Can I Wear Two Oval-8 Splints on One Joint?

Two Oval-8 Finger Splints can be worn on one finger joint where your condition would benefit from this support. For example, a minor non-displaced fracture can be stabilised using two splints. Interlocking a larger splint with a smaller splint helps to immobilise a joint and prevent unwanted movement. 

Using Two Oval-8 Finger Splints

Can I Use Padding with the Oval-8 Finger Splint?

If you find that your Oval-8 Finger Splint is uncomfortable or a little too loose, padding it out can help to improve this. We recommend using a gel tube or similar for comfortable padding and improved fit.

You may also find that turning your Oval-8 around can improve its fit. As the band section of the splint is angled, it can be worn for either a loose or tighter fit. The end of the Oval-8 with the + (plus) symbol is slightly larger and will create a looser fit when put on the finger first. 

Can I Get the Oval-8 Finger Splint Wet?

The Oval-8 Finger Splint is fully waterproof, meaning it can be worn in water when washing hands. It is also suitable for wearing while showering and swimming, ensuring you can continue to benefit from the splint throughout the day.

How Hygienic Is the Oval-8 Finger Splint?

The open-air design of the Oval-8 makes it incredibly hygienic to wear as it helps to keep the skin clean and dry. There is also no fabric to harbour germs, and the Oval-8 splint can be hand washed or disinfected with diluted bleach or alcohol.

Oval-8 Finger Splint for Arthritis

What Is the Oval-8 Made From?

The Oval-8 Finger Splint is made from polypropylene plastic for good hygiene and comfort. It is also latex free, making it ideal if you're allergic to latex or find using latex-based products to be uncomfortable.

More Information About the Oval-8 Finger Splint

To help you make sure that you receive the product that is best suited to your needs, we have a range of in-depth guides providing further information. Please follow the links below:

Delivery - Free UK Mainland Delivery

Delivery is free of charge on all items at Health and Care when delivered to a mainland UK address.

This item is usually dispatched by Royal Mail 1st Class Post or better.

This item is usually dispatched the same day when ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

The delivery expectation of 1st Class Royal Mail is 1 to 3 working days, but most packages arrive the next day after dispatch.

Please call our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7720 2266 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.

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The support my arthritic thumb needs
Wednesday, 3 June 2020  | 

I wear my Oval-8s sideways to help straighten my fingers which are bending at the tip from arthritis. I have been wearing them on my 7 bent fingers just at night for a couple of years now and though my fingers aren't straight, at least they have not gotten worse. A couple I think are actually a bit straighter.

This one, size 11 is just right for my slightly enlarged, bent right thumb. I need this thumb to support my flute when I play - which may be why it has bent while the left thumb has not. Without the Oval-8 my thumb quickly begins to hurt but with the support I can play as long as I want.

I wish I could wear all of them all the time so that my fingers might have a chance to straighten, but though I can function with them on, I find I am pretty clumsy and tend to drop things. So I just wear them at night as a compromise.

My only complaint about them is their price (hence the 4 stars)! Otherwise, they are comfortable, easy to keep clean and they do the job.

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Oval 8 finger splint.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020  | 

Such a simple idea that works. Excellent

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Excellent product
Friday, 20 March 2020  | 

I have a hyperextending joint in my left little finger caused by an accident thirty years ago. This was not a problem until I took up the clarinet. My finger locks occasionally making some notes impossible. This little plastic ring stops this and I can play all the notes.
A simple but elegant solution.

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Very good
Friday, 28 February 2020  | 

I am getting on well with the split.

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Next day delivery
Thursday, 9 January 2020  | 

Order this product from a competitor and a month later it still had not been delivered. Could not wait any longer so visited health and care website to find same product 25% cheaper and it was delivered the next day! Product is fantastic. Great company to deal with. Highly recommend.

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