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Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC $90.56
The Push CMC thumb brace has been designed and developed by Push Braces in conjunction with eminent hand therapists Judy Colditz and Nettie Koekebakker.
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.
CMC-1 osteoarthritis is a common thumb disorder. It is a type of ‘wear and tear’ of the articular cartilage, affecting in particular people between 40 and 60 years of age.The Push CMC is a slim and compact product. The brace can be used in the water. Hygiene is important around the hand. Therefore the synthetic material is antibacterial and the brace can be washed in a washing machine at 40°.
The Push CMC was especially developed for application with the following indications:
• CMC-1 osteoarthritis
• Postoperatively after arthroplasty of the CMC-1 joint
• Instability of the CMC-1 joint
In European countries, incidence rates vary between 16% and 25%. This means that one in every 4 to 5 people suffers from CMC arthritis.
Arthritis of the basal joint of the thumb, combined with a weakening of the ligaments, results in functional instability. This typically causes symptoms such as thumb pain, reduced hand function, weakness and stiffness. The thumb is responsible for an estimated 40% of all hand functions, so arthritis of the CMC joint may result in disabling restrictions of the hand.
Push has now introduced the ortho thumb brace CMC, or Push CMC for short. This new concept differs from standard solutions. The Push CMC stabilises the basal joint of the thumb and places the thumb’s metacarpal in a functional position. This creates a so-called ‘thumb arch’, which remains stable during activities of the hand and ensures proper gripping. It relieves the pain when the thumb is under stress. This method of stabilising leaves nearby joints, including the wrist, free. The aim is to achieve the best possible hand function.
The Push CMC thumb brace consists of a cylindrical section around the ball of the thumb and a fixed connection running along the palm to the outside of the hand. This can be closed at the back of the hand with two non-elastic bands. The cylindrical section consists of two components: an aluminium strip and a transparent, flexible, synthetic part. The aluminium strip can be shaped and individually adapted for maximum stabilization of the base of the thumb. The selected materials and rounded edges guarantee maximum comfort. The simple closing system enables patients to fit the brace themselves without any effort.
There are 21 reviews with an average rating of 4.76
Carol from United States of AmericaOwner27 February 2013 15:14
I have been suffering from osteoarthritis in my hands for years. My left thumb was repaired about 15 years ago but until recently, my right thumb was feeling ok. About two months ago, my right thumb really started bothering me so I began wearing the brace prescribed by my doctor all the tume. Since it is fabric with an elastic keeper, it never really felt like it was supporting the thumb joint very well and thought I was going to have to have this one surgically repaired, too. However, I went on-line and found this brace and am thrilled with my choice. I am so happy I decided to give it a try because I am completely without pain in my right thumb. Since it supports the joint so well and I can wear it all the time, I am able to work, exercise, play - all without fear of injuring the joint and creating more pain. At this rate, I may be able to hold off on the surgery for quite some time. It is absolutely the best.
BUDDY from United States of AmericaOwner30 May 2013 14:20
The Push brace for my Basal thumb problem works extremely well. It isolates the bone but gives me enough movement to continue my work. I do not wear it 24/7 but a few hours a day a few times a day just to rest the joint. I get comments about this device all the time. Most say they need this thing or have the same problem. I would recommend the Push Brace to anyone.
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