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Push Braces Ortho Thumb Brace CMC - to treat thumb osteoarthritis pain $83.75
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 (thumb osteoarthritis of CMC joint) 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.
Please see the link below to a new article published in 2015 concerning the study entitled “Stabilization effectiveness and functionality of different thumb orthoses in female patients with first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis”, which was carried out by Nina Hamann et.al.
This article has recently been published in Clinical Biomechanics. In the article, three thumb orthoses were investigated in addition to the Push CMC. The study examined the stabilising capacity of the orthoses on the CMC joint and the MCP joint and the resulting effect of wearing the various orthoses on the function of the hand.
There are 38 reviews with an average rating of 4.76
Anonymous from United KingdomOwner30 April 2015 09:21
I've had pain in my hand/thumb joint which was gradually reducing what I could do. Quite incapacitating at times.Putting on the thumb brace makes a tremendous amount of difference and I can now garden etc. again with (almost!) impunity. I would highly recommend this to anyone with this problem. Well worth the money.
Darlene from United States of AmericaOwner07 March 2015 18:07
My doctor recommended this brace. It is great because it allows you to use your hand freely while supporting the thumb joint. Be sure to choose right or left. I foolishly just ordered one not realizing there was a right and left. Of course the one I received was for the hand that was not hurting. Hopefully, the new one I ordered will keep me from having surgery.
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First grade ankle sprain involves stretching of the ligament with only a small amount of ligament tearing and features a low degree of swelling.
The joint remains stable and there is no loss of function, and the patient can generally bear weight either partially or fully.
Second grade ankle sprains involve stretching of the ligament, with partial tearing, and involve moderate-to-severe swelling, and bruising.
The joint will be moderately unstable and there will be moderate loss of function, and weight bearing may prove difficult.
Third grade ankle sprain injuries involve complete rupture of the ligament. Swelling and bruising of the area will be immediate, and pain will be severe.
The joint will be moderately to severely unstable, and weight bearing will involve severe pain.
Generally known as “going over on the ankle”, an ankle sprain is generally an inversion movement where the outside (lateral side) of the ankle rotates towards the ground resulting in damage to the lateral ligaments. Eversion injuries are much less common and are characterised by the inside (medial side) of the ankle moving towards the ground with resultant damage to the medial ligaments.
The most common ligament to be damaged is the Anterior Talofibular Ligament
The above graded classification tends to be used for diagnostic purposes, while in the absence of X Rays, broken ankles tend to be excluded if the patient can walk on the ankle.
In an ankle sprain, physical examination will tend to show tenderness, swelling and bruising. The degree of each presentation will be indicative of the grade of sprain, or indeed if a fracture is present. Bruising may appear at the heel rather than the site of the injury.
Tenderness at the medial or lateral malleolus, mid foot bones or fifth metatarsal may indicate the presence of a fracture, and range of motion must be examined to exclude tendon ruptures.
Gentle passive replication of the inversion movement in lateral sprains should cause pain, and plantar flexion should also aggravate the symptoms.
In the acute situation the traditional PRICEs regime should be initiated.
(P)rotection is generally provided with a “Walker Boot” e.g. Aircast Air Select or Air Select Short or ankle support such as the Push Aequi ankle brace.
(R)est promotes healing, but gentle pain free movement should be encouraged.
(I)ce in the form of ice packs, ice bags or wraps will help reduce swelling in the acute phase.
(C)ompression using an elasticated bandage or compressive brace or wrap.
(E)levation above the level of the heart when possible.
Recently, however, some practitioners have been finding remarkable results in reducing swelling using lymphatic drainage techniques with Kinesiology Tape.
In patient with ongoing weakness in the ankle joint, and in athletes generally it may be useful to use athletic taping techniques or bracing to help prevent recurrent ankle sprains.
Generally, taping is effective only when applied with the skill of a trained therapist, and may only be useful for short periods, as movement tends to loosen the tape.
Support braces may be more useful for patients in the non elite category without the back up of the sports medicine team available at most clubs.
Published: July 8, 2011
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