Whitechapel Finger Splint
The Whitechapel Finger Splint is a finger strap splint designed to increase the range of movement by securing the injured finger to a stronger finger. The practice of securing the injured finger to the stronger finger is commonly known as the buddy strap effect and allows for a lightweight, comfortable and secure finger splint.
- 1 x Whitechapel Finger Splint
What Sizes Are Available?
The Whitechapel Finger Splint comes in three different sizes and will fit the vast majority of customers. If there is additional length, it can be trimmed down so we recommend you go for a larger size if you're unsure. Please consult the sizing table below and choose your desired size from the drop down menu at the top of the page.
|Size ||Length (cm) |
|Small ||15cm |
|Medium ||30cm |
|Large ||50cm |
Key Features and Benefits
- Provides support by securing the injured finger to the uninjured finger next to it
- The slimline design increases the range of motion, making day-to-day tasks easier
- Ideal for use with soft tissue injuries
- Provides great support to the PIP joint
- Available in a range of sizes to suit most users
Which Fingers Can I Use This Splint For?
Due to the highly adjustable nature of this splint and the range of sizes available this splint can be used for any two adjacent fingers. It can work equally well for your index, middle, ring or pinky finger. The only area of the hand this splint isn't suitable for is the thumb.
What Injuries Is This Splint Suitable For?
This splint is suitable for a wide range of mild to moderate finger injuries, including but not limited to:
- Arthritic conditions
- Strains and sprains
- Injuries to the PIP joint
- Hairline fractures
How Should I Apply the Whitechapel Finger Splint?
It's ideal to wash your hands before applying a finger splint, warm water and soap are adequate but if you have it then isopropyl alcohol is a great antiseptic that has the added benefit of removing any of the sticky or oily residue from the surface of your skin.
Apply the finger splint by sliding the uninjured finger into the solid loop and use the hook and loop attachments to secure the injured finger to it. Whilst you want this to be secure, do not tape it too tightly as that can reduce circulation and lead to health issues and complications.
Who Is a Buddy Splint Not Suitable For?
Be cautious buddy taping fingers together if you have:
- Circulation problems
- Peripheral arterial disease
These preceding conditions are contraindicated because any significant reduction in blood circulation from taping too tightly increases the risk of serious complications such as necrosis.