Immobilization and relief of the carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb

The RhizoLoc? OA secures the thumb and index finger in a defined position and immobilizes the carpometacarpal joint and metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. Grasping movements are guided and strain is reduced.

In addition to chronic symptoms caused by osteoarthritis, this orthosis can also be used in cases of arthritis or following injuries and surgery to support functional treatment measures to achieve pain?relief?and mobilization.

KEY FEATURES

  • Two-component?rigid plastic brace
  • Lightweight, breathable, and submersible
  • High degree of wearing comfort

Measurements

Measure the circumference of the wrist

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Specifications

1. Secure positioning – thanks to self-engaging, soft thumb strap

2. Relieving stabilization – of the thumb in a functional position using a rigid plastic brace with reinforced midsection and self-engaging wraparound strap

3. Slim design – allows grasping movements with free fingers and a mobile wrist

4. High degree of wearing comfort – thanks to rounded edges, a soft wraparound strap for the thumb, and airy perforations

5. Suitable for everyday use, easy-care – can be worn in water when the wraparound strap has been removed (dry off the orthosis afterwards and put it back on with the thumb strap)

6. Individual fitting – with adjustable strap

7. Easy to put on and take off with one hand – thanks to practical fastening solution and hand icon on the palm of the hand for orientation

An active life with osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint

The RhizoLoc OA immobilizes the carpometacarpal joint and metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb and provides patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint with relief during everyday activities involving the inferior pincer grasp and the pincer grasp. Thanks to its stabilizing effect, it supports functional treatment measures to achieve pain alleviation and mobilization, and promotes maintaining the ability to work. 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.