2074 / THUMB STABILIZER
The OTC Select 2074 thumb stabilizer is fabricated from comfortably padded, latex-free materials in a distinctive design that combines both ease of application and wearing comfort. It allows unrestricted movement in the fingers and preserves maximum function of the hand.
Indications Listed Below
• Flexible stays hold thumb in abducted position
• Anatomic design allows for free movement of fingers and hand
• Comfortably padded material allows for extended wear
• Easy one-handed adjustment and fastening
• Non-abrasive hook-and-loop fastening with no sharp edges
• Specify for right or left hand
Non-abrasive hook-and-loop fastening with no sharp edges. Easy one-handed adjustment and fastening.
Flexible stays hold thumb in abducted position.
How to Measure for and Apply Thumb Stabilizer
|SIZE||MEASURE AROUND THE BREAK OF THE WRIST|
|SMALL||4.75" - 6.0" (12.1 - 15.2 cm)|
|MEDIUM||6.0" - 8.0" (15.2 - 20.3 cm)|
|LARGE||8.0" - 10" (20.3 - 25.4 cm)|
|X - LARGE||10" - 12" (25.4 - 30.5 cm)|
A. Measure around the break of the wrist
1. Unfasten closure strap and slip the brace over the hand and wrist so that the thumb protrudes though the thumb aperture.
2. The splint should be centered over the lateral surface of the thumb.
3. With the free hand, wrap the closure strap around the back of the hand and over the front of the wrist.
4. The splint should fit snug but not uncomfortably tight.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Wrist Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Arthritis (Basal Joint)|
|Arthritis (Fingers, Hands)|
|Basal Joint Hyperextension|
|Broken Fingers or Knuckles|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)|
|Cumulative Trauma Disorders|
|Degenerative Joint Disease|
|MCP Joint Sprains, Strains|
|Mild Sprains, Strains|
|Moderate Sprains, Strains|
|Repetitive Stress Injury|
SPRAIN AND STRAIN CONDITIONS
These affect the connective tissues around the joints. Sprains are injuries to ligaments.The injury can be considered mild (slight stretching), moderate (partial tear), or severe(complete tearing). One or more ligaments can be injured in a sprain. The severity of the strain will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved.
Wrist supports or braces are applied to support and compress the soft tissues, helping to reduce swelling and relieve pain. They also provide varying degrees of stability to help prevent re-injury. Wrist braces are also an excellent post-operative tool to speed recovery and help maintain necessary activities during recuperation.
The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
A mild strain can occur for a number of reasons, but is most often caused by a person’s weight being applied to a wrist that is at an unnatural angle - eversion or inversion - with the ligament or ligament group being stretched or even torn.
moderate & Severe sprains
A moderate sprain is slight tearing of a ligament or ligament group, while a severe sprain will always be a complete, and usually among a ligament group. Sprains are deemed mild, moderate or severe based on the extent of injury and the number of ligaments.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome – or CTS – is repetitive-motion trauma of the hand and wrist. Symptoms of this painful disorder include numbness, tingling, weakness and aching of the hand and arm. The pain of carpal tunnel syndrome arises when the median nerve that passes through the wrist bones – or carpal tunnel – becomes pinched by swollen tendons and membranes. Damage to the nerve is cumulative and, if gone untreated for too long, can result in permanent loss of sensory and motor abilities.
WRIST AND FOREARM ANATOMY
Wrist & Hand
A. Median Nerve
B. Radial Bursa
C. Ulnar Nerve
D. Transverse Carpal Ligament
A. Ulna Bone
B. Radius Bone