The 2 1/2 buddy splint is worn from either the index to ring fingers to help align and support the hand MCP joints and keep the index finger from straying too far to the side, or from the middle finger to pinky to align and support the hand MCP joints and keep the pinky from straying too far to the side. This splint can also be customized to be worn in conjunction with a hand MCP hypermobility splint. Please select your metal type and finger options from the drop down menus and enter the ring sizes for the two main fingers the splint will be worn on in the notes fields. If you will be wearing this splint with a hand MCP hypermobility splint, please also add this to the notes with which finger(s) the hypermobility splint(s) will be worn on.This splint is adjustable except for the pinky finger ring (if applicable).
This splint can not be made for sizes larger than 12.
Since this splint is newly added I dont have the full range of pictures yet, but they are coming soon (standard buddy splint shown in 14k yellow gold filled for example)
To find your sizes measure around the base of the fingers the two whole rings will be worn on where a regular ring band would sit as shown in the picture, a size is not needed for the half ring.
Wide Band 2 1/2 Buddy Ring
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.