This splint is designed to help stabilize and support both the IP and MCP joints of the thumb at the same time. Unlike the standalone thumb MCP splints, this one does not require a chain to help keep it secured in place as the grip on the IP joint keeps it secured, wearing a chain with this splint is not recommended as it will impede normal flexion of the thumb.
Additonal supports available from the "Thumb Splint Add-Ons" product listing. Please select your IP joint ring size and desired metal type from the drop down menus and add the IP to MCP length in the appropriate field. This measurement ensures the bar connecting the IP and MCP rings of the splint will be short enough to bend the thumb normally.
This IP joint part of this splint is adjustable within about a half size larger or smaller.
Swirl Thumb IP/MCP Combination Splint
All metals we use are 100% lead and nickel free hypoallergenic pure metals so they will not tarnish, rust, or lose their color and oxidize the skin. You can read about the variety of metal choices we offer below!*
Nickel Free Stainless Steel- We only use high quality 430 stainless steel that is certified to be nickel free from the manufacturer. This type of steel has a slightly higher level of chromium than other types of stainless steel instead of the nickel that would typically be alloyed in. It has good corrosion resistance so will not pit, rust, or oxidize.
Sterling Silver- Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. The copper is necessary to strengthen the metal, as fine silver by itself is far too soft to be used in any jewelry application. While it's very rare, some people can react with the copper content and find their fingers oxidized. Sterling silver will be kept shiny by the natural oils in your skin from wearing it, but if it has been put away for a while may tarnish. If this happens, a simple jewelry cleaning cloth will remove the tarnish.
Titanium- We use 99.9% pure Grade 2 titanium. This grade of titanium is softer that Grade 1 so that it can be hand worked into splints. Titanium is extremely lightweight and is an excellent option for those with sensory issues. Titanium is also the best choice for those with MCAS or severe metal allergies due to its hypoallergenic nature. It is very rare for titanium to cause a reaction.
14k Gold Fill- We offer 14k Yellow and Rose gold filled options. Gold filled is similar to gold plated, but with a much thicker coating of 14k gold over a brass or copper core. This gives assurance that the gold will wear well, without flaking or peeling off like plated and having a more reasonable price than solid gold.
*Please note that different metals have different tensile strengths so to ensure each splint has adequate and proper support not all sizes will be available in all materials.