Bedford Splints are made of an elastic bandage/stockinette and are used to physically attach an injured finger to the adjacent finger. They provide light splinting, support and protection to mild finger injuries, without entirely immobilizing the finger. Suitable for supporting the second or third knuckles (proximal interphalangeal and distal interphalangeal joints).
We stock standard Bedford double finger splints of exactly the same specification and sizing as those used in the NHS:
||Officially the 'child' size, but in our experience also the better choice for small or slender adult fingers.
||The 'adult' sizes. Notice that all adult sizes are the same width: 6.25cm. The difference is in the total length of the finger splint.
Ideally, chose a size that is slightly shorter than the fingers you wish to splint together (to avoid having the end of the splint overhanging the fingers.) It is possible to cut down a Bedford finger splint, but remember this will leave an unfinished end that may unravel. If you do cut down a Bedford splint, wear it with the unfinished end inwards (i.e. nearest the hand.) Bear in mind that the 'adult' sizes are often too large for women. If you have slender fingers or just want a fit with more grip, try the extra small size instead.
Ratings & Reviews
I was prescribed these to support recovery from a broken fifth metatarsal. The hospital gave me two, but they quickly get grubby so I needed more.
The brand that the hospital provided are very hard to find, but these are the right ones. One tip: size down as even the XS was suitable for my 4th and 5th fingers.
Bedford double finger splints
Excellent product which I couldn't find locally. Got one of my grandsons back on the football pitch after he chipped a bone in one of his fingers. Without some protection he would not have been allowed to play. AND they won 2-0 which must have been due to the splint. Thanks.
BEDFORD DOUBLE FINGER SPLINTS
Rubbish not like the hospital ones no electic. Should have returned both. I would urge anyone just go back to the hospital or a/e to get a spare one.
Excellent. Provided by A&E at first but unable to buy more in pharmacy. Found these on line. Do the job perfectly.