The new thumb orthosis for patients suffering from osteoarthritis
When grasping movements begin to hurt, those affected quickly need functional support and relief during everyday activities. Lightweight, comfortable, and easily cleaned – the new RhizoLoc® OA encourages comfortable, all-day wear and provides the base of the thumb with relief during activities involving grasping by immobilizing the carpometacarpal joint and metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
An active life with osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint
Thanks to its stabilizing effect, the RhizoLoc® OA supports functional treatment measures to achieve pain relief and mobilization. In addition to chronic symptoms caused by osteoarthritis, this immobilizing thumb orthosis can also be used to reduce strain in cases of arthritis or following injuries and surgery.
A handy design
The new RhizoLoc® OA is characterized by its patient-friendly design to encourage constant wearing, as soon as symptoms occur, and to support grasping movements. The narrow plastic brace, which features a reinforced midsection, is lightweight, perforated for air-permeability, and lies comfortably against the hand, thanks to its rounded edges. Two adjustable straps with holes ensure the product can be individually adjusted to fit the palm and wrist circumference.
Patients can put on their RhizoLoc® OA with one hand like a wrist watch, and secure the strap via a clip. The thumb strap provides additional support. It is securely tightened below the mobile interphalangeal joint. The strap’s soft Velcro velour is self-engaging and thus ensures that it protects clothing and surfaces. Particularly convenient: the RhizoLoc® OA can be wiped and does not need to be removed when under running water.