What is a Mallet Finger/Thumb Splint?
A mallet finger/thumb splint is designed to immobilise the end of a finger or thumb to keep the bone straight and prevent against any further injury.
They are often put on the digit, then taped on to stop them moving around. This still allows the finger or thumb to breath while providing a rigid support.
Measure the circumference of the top knuckle of your finger or thumb, at the widest point.
|Size 1||3 -4|
|Size 2||4 – 5|
|Size 3||5 – 5.5|
|Size 4||5.5 – 6.5|
|Size 5||6 – 7|
|Size 5.5||6.5 – 8|
|Size 6||8 – 9|
|Size 7||9 – 10|
If you already have a splint please re-measure as different brands come up differently sized.
Please be aware that size 5 is actually smaller then size 4 and size 5.5 is considerably bigger – this is to differentiate between the thicknesses of fingers and thumbs.
Sizes 1-4 are usually for fingers while 5-7 are for thumbs. For the small cost of the item and the considerable postage in comparison we suggest purchasing a couple of sizes especially if there is apparent swelling. You can then post back any that are not suitable.