You never know how vital your thumb is until you can’t use it due to injury to the joint, collateral ligaments, osteoarthritis, or irritation. A condition called skiers’ thumb creates the need for the RhizoLoc. It helps generate support for the thumb saddle and the metacarpophalangeal joint using a Velcro tab to limit the joint based on the treatment required.
- It provides comfort and stability
- It goes on and comes off easily
- Made from material that allows airflow
For skiers, this brace is the best thing that could ever happen for them. It limits the movement of the metacarpophalangeal joint and creates an optimal situation for the healing process to take place. You don’t need an expert to put the device on or adjust it; the patient can adjust to suit each situation. The skin under the brace will not be impacted by sweat as the device has plenty of ventilation to ward off infection or odour. A secure device that positions the thumb in an anatomically correct position speeds up the healing process.
The brace treats conditions like skiers thumb (lateral ligament lesions of the first MCP, irritation in the thumb saddle area, and acute/chronic conditions like osteoarthritis.