|By Barbara on Sunday, January 14, 2001 - 05:18 pm:|
I have had much success with bracing hypermobile finger joints with Silver Ring Splints. I have increased manual dexterity and less pain and swelling since using the splints. They are available from the Silver Ring Splint Company www.silverringsplint.com
|By Myke on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 09:45 pm:|
Dare I ask what these things are typically worth?
I'm a programmer and thus - type on a computer most of my waking hours... How much do these actually limit your ROMs?
(I know this is an old post)
|By Marg on Thursday, August 30, 2001 - 10:15 am:|
Hi Myke, They do limit your ROM but I don't find that particullarly helpfull when typing. I use a speechrecoginition program. I study Latin and Greek so there where a lot of words I had to add myself but after I did that it seems to be working just fine.
|By Myke on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 06:30 pm:|
And the price? Or would you rather not say?
|By Marg on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 10:37 am:|
I'd love to tell you, but fortunately I don't know the price cause I didn't have to pay for them. My insurance covered it as they were prescribed by a rheumatologist. Every girls dream, free jewelry ;-P
|By Barb on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 01:24 pm:|
The Silver Ring Splints cost around $50 per splint. My insurance company paid for mine and I got them many years ago.
Murphy splints do the same thing but aren't as effective or attractive. They are made of stainless steel and harder to adjust.
|By Myke on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 09:15 pm:|
That'd be $50 USD?
There doesn't seem to be any Canadian 'distributers'...
|By Erie on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 06:39 pm:|
I highly recommend silver ring splints!!! They alone have saved my career as a violinist. (No, I have no connection to the company, I'm just a happy and grateful wearer). They help me with typing and writing as well, you can have them custom built for the specific problems you have for each joint.
|By Az on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 06:16 pm:|
Hi has anyone with these splints been able to wear them while using a walking stick/crutch? I dont think they look strong enough to withhold the strain of my leaning on a stick. Seen as this is the only time I really have problems with fingers subluxing the splints wont be worthwhile if they arent sturdy enough so if someone could help please
|By berte on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 08:14 am:|
I've no experience wearing them while using
crutches. but I can't use them while riding my wheelchair caus they fall of my fingers.
(I've got them for my DIP joints)
They are very strong though, I dont think that would be the problem.
perhaps asking a retailer for advice.
|By Az on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 12:27 am:|
Thanks Berte I'll ask my Occupational therapist about them today.
|By Az on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 06:55 am:|
Well lets say im not suprised to hear that my OT is not allowed to order me any ring splints because they cost £30 each. I would pay for them if I knew they would work, but no not given the choice. Dam NHS. So trying a homemade alternative and going to solder two silver rings together and see if that helps.
|By Ros on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 03:59 am:|
Az - I know this is an old message, but did you get anywhere with the homemade remedy? I'm in the UK too, and was just contemplating the same solution...
|By Az on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 05:09 pm:|
Im still waiting for my partner to get off his lazy bum and do them for me Ros ;) will let you know if it works when he gets round to doing them
|By Myke on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 06:16 pm:|
I don't think it'll work.
Solder is quite flexible. (Acid or Rosen core) You'd be best off the weld and then grind and smooth the joint.
|By Az on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 10:32 am:|
All depends if you know how to solder properely or not doesnt it and the method used.
|By Myke on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 09:50 pm:|
Many years of electronics engineering has taught me that soldering to REALLY big (relatively) things is difficult (heatsink effect - much thermal mass) and unless you use the right solder - you're not going to get the joint (no connective pun intended ;) you want.
I think arc welding and then grinding would work best.
|By Az on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:44 am:|
Thanks for your advice think I will stick with what works for my own personel expert in soldering and welding
|By Ros on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 04:53 am:|
I was intending to use silver solder. I'm a jeweller in my spare time (somewhat more serious than a hobby jeweller, but not brave enough to leave the security of a regular salary!) so I've got all the right equipment. Silversmithing soldering is done with a blowtorch and sterling silver as the solder, so I think that should provide a decent joint.
|By Az on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 11:34 pm:|
Ros if you are considering trying the same make sure that you shave off the edge of one rings so the rings join better making the join more solid. Not easy to explin in text lol hoping hubby gets mine done soon or im going gothic and buying one of their full finger rings *Urgh* might be able to pull the nail bit of one and make it look bit better. (No offence to goths just Im a biker and stuck in my ways lol)