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Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC to treat thumb osteoarthritis pain - Latex free £49.68
This brace is now well accepted by many medical professionals as the best brace on the market for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the CMC joint of their thumb. Latex Free
Following improvements made to the Push Thumb Brace CMC in late 2015, please note the following two important aspects of using the Push CMC thumb brace. Both of these aspects are important when supplying and fitting the product to ensure the best possible function of the Push CMC.
1. The squeezing of the aluminium reinforcement of the Push CMC, to fit it around the thumb. The aluminium support feature that is built into the plastic part of the Push CMC can be bent to the shape of the thenar. Before applying the brace, hold the brace with both hands and bend the support part of the brace so it is slightly more open. You can then fit the brace, fix the straps and ask the wearer to form an "O" shape with their thumb and index finger. Be sure the thumb muscles are relaxed. After doing this apply pressure to shape the aluminium support part around the thenar. The brace will now be in the best position to allow optimum function by the user.
2. Bending the Velcro straps to fit the shape of the back of the hand. For proper functioning of the Velcro closure it is important that it is firmly strapped together for the entire length of the “hook” tab. In case the hand has a rounder shape, at the location of the Velcro closure, it is possible to shape the “hook” tab for better alignment. By bending the Velcro “hook” tabs firmly, they can be shaped to a good curved fit around the back of the hand. After closing, be sure to firmly press across the straps for a good hold.
In European countries, incidence rates vary between 16% and 25%. This means that one in every 4 to 5 people suffers from CMC arthritis.
There are91reviews with an average rating of 4.72
Anonymous from United States of AmericaOwner01 November 2016 18:09
I looked everywhere for a brace like this- one that does not cover your whole hand. This brace works well to keep the thumb in place and still allows you to use your hand! I can't beleive that my doctors didn't recommend this- their answer is shots and ice for excruciating pain (neither works) and at the same time saying it osnt bad enough for surgery- glad I found this brace- thanks vivomed
Patricia from United States of AmericaOwner07 October 2016 21:08
I could not have hoped for a better product. This thumb brace enabled me to use my hand and thumb the way it was meant to. I was unable to write neatly (a note to someone), I couldn't open doors and I couldn't turn pages because I could not pinch my finger and thumb together tightly! I am 100% satisfied with this product.
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These structures absorb a considerable amount of compressive load from the medial and lateral femoral condyles (50% and 70% respectively)
The menisci have a degree of mobility which allows the tibia to roll and glide back on the femur during flexion.
Medial tears tend to be related to a stable knee joint, while lateral meniscal tears may be concurrent with damage to the anterior cruciate ligament.
Meniscus tears usually occur as a result of twisting of the weight bearing knee. They might be as a result of trauma, but not always.
Longitudinal tears are common among athletes, and may be disabling. They may be part of a more severe knee injury involving the collateral or cruciate ligaments. They are usually caused by a twisting movement with a flexed knee and planted foot.
The knee may appear swollen, will be painful and there will be limitation of movement in the knee.
Patients may describe a pop or a sensation of tearing when the injury occurs, while swelling may occur one or two days post injury.
Patients may experience a clicking feeling in the knee, and locking may occur before completion of the extension movement. This would tend to indicate a bucket handle or large flap tear.
Some minors tears are treated using the RICE regime and Non Steroidal ant-Inflammatory drugs, while, depending on the nature and severity, more serious tears may require surgical repair or meniscectomy.
Published: July 8, 2011
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