Here at Zebra Splints our mission is simple: to make high quality custom sized metal ring splints affordable so that we can better the lives of those suffering with pain or disability.
Our company was founded in 2016 after the pain in my hands due to joint instability had become unbearable and I could no longer do the things I loved to do. Thanks to some lovely folks in a support group I was pointed in the direction of ring splints, but was shocked to discover how expensive they were. I drew upon my decades of training and experience as a silversmith to make my own set and after seeing how many others were like me- suffering and unable to afford proper orthotics- I decided to put that training and experience to good use.
It is as important to me now as it was then to keep prices as low as possible and to provide options that can't be found elsewhere without sacrificing comfort or quality. I have spent years finding the best vendors for the materials I work with to ensure that high standards of purity are met while buying in large bulk quantities to get he best possible price, savings that I pass on to you. I have also spent these years studying everything I can find on hand injuries and deformities as well as the proper design and fabrication of the splints to treat them, so you can be assured that your splints are being masterfully handcrafted by someone with the proper knowledge and experience to do so.
Here we believe in doing the right thing. We don't subscribe to the "you get what you pay for" mentality, because to us knowing that we can help others-even if only in a small way-is worth much more than having a few extra dollars in our pockets. Our pricing isn't a reflection of quality, but of our dedication to the communities we serve.
Zebra Splints LLC, Founder and lead silversmith
About our splints
Each splint is carefully and precisely handcrafted to each individual's exact measurements. With 20 years experience you can be assured that your splints will be beautifully created with both design and function in mind and must meet high quality standards before leaving our facility. All pieces are carefully smoothed and shaped to ensure they will be comfortable and finished off to a high polish so they'll fit in inconspicuously with the rest of your jewelry, no one will be able to tell that you're actually wearing medical splints!
We also have the largest selection of metal types. While we of course have classic sterling silver we also have more budget friendly nickel free stainless steel, a full line in titanium for those with MCAS or severe metal allergies who can't tolerate other metal types, and choices in either 14k yellow or 14k rose gold fill if you want to get a little fancy! We can even provide niobium and solid 14k gold by special request. All of the metals we use are 100% lead and nickel free hypoallergenic, solid, and pure metals so you won't have to worry about any of our splints rusting, tarnishing, or the color "wearing off" and staining your skin. We order all of our materials directly from the manufacturers so we can ensure the uniform purity and quality of our splints and components.
We have worked hard to lead the industry in innovation and design, and have become a trusted vendor by therapists worldwide.