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TKO – Boxer’s Fracture Splint
The TKO (The Knuckle Orthosis) is a versatile finger splint. The TKO by Hely & Weber provides positioning for fractures or injuries to the fingers. This post will talk about how the TKO can be used as a Boxer Fracture Splint.
Boxer’s fractures usually result from someone punching something harder than their hand. The end result is that the pinky gets broken. People who suffer from Boxer’s Fractures usually don’t do very well in hard plaster casts. And even if they did, doctors debate if total immobilization is the best way to treat a broken pinky. Some motion at the fracture site is generally recommended, regardless of where the fracture is.
So a Boxer’s Fracture Splint is a great treatment option. The person wearing the splint has some control over their treatment. They can adjust the brace, or remove it at their own discretion. A splint is a comfortable, affordable, and effective treatment option for a boxers fracture.
Learn more about the TKO Boxer Fracture Splint from Hely & Weber.
The TKO provides positioning for fractures or injuries to metacarpals, phalanges, MCP and PIP joints. The straps are adjustable for fit and comfort – important for swollen and painful fingers! The stays on this splint are padded and malleable for a custom fit.
The TKO by Hely & Weber is versatile. It can be used as a boxer’s fracture splint, radial gutter splint, 3rd and 4th buddy splint, or a Dupuytren’s splint. The next four blog posts will cover each of these treatment options. This finger brace was designed by David Garelick, MD and Edward Cotton, OTC.
More information about the TKO The Knuckle Orthosis.
Did you, or someone you know break a pinky? That is called a Boxer’s Fracture. Most of the time this results when someone punches something harder than their little finger.
A Boxer’s fracture splint is a great treatment option for a broken 5th metacarpal (pinky). The brace can be removed or worn during showering and swimming. It can also be removed to wash and dry it. A plaster cast in the summer can get pretty funky.
The brace pictured above can be ordered in the neutral (flat) or intrinsic position (pre-bent). Click on this link to learn more: Boxer Fracture Splint .
Are you looking for a boxer’s fracture splint? Did you break your pinky punching something harder than your hand?
The TKO from Hely & Weber is a great solution if you’re looking for an alternative to a hard plaster cast. A Boxer Fracture splint is also referred to as an ulnar gutter splint. So with this product you order a right or a left depending on which hand suffered the fracture. The universal size will fit most patients. However there is an extra large size for patients with big hands.
The new version of the TKO boxer fracture splint can be ordered in the intrinsic plus position – meaning the brace is pre-bent in the practitioner preferred position for fractures of the 4th and 5th metacarpals (pinky and ring finger). So pick the hand, the size, and then if you want the brace pre-bent.
The TKO boxer fracture splint is a great alternative to a hard plaster or fiberglass cast.
A broken pinky finger is often referred to as a boxer’s fracture. That’s because this type of break usually occurs when someone punches something harder than their hands.
The TKO is a boxers fracture splint manufactured by a company called Hely & Weber. The TKO is ideal for boxer fractures because of the support it offers. The stays that protect the injured finger within this support are moldable – this makes the brace comfortable. The fact that this splint can be easily removed makes showering and activities like washing dishes much more practical.
The TKO is universal in size and fits most hands – an extra large size is available.