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It is a simply device which wraps around the wrist and thumb to keep the latter in place. Whilst helping to offer a high level of thumb support it does not compromise movement of the wrist or fingers on your hand, allowing you to carry on with your day.
A thumb spica can be used following a number of different injuries, whether you’ve broken your thumb and require immobilisation to keep it in place whilst the bone heals or following a sprain where thumb support is required during the day to protect it during your recuperation and minise the risk of further injury.
The thumb spica is designed to restrict movement of the thumb post injury, which aids in the recuperation process. By restricting movement of the thumb you minimise the risk of causing further damage when mobile, as we use our hands for most things.
When searching online there are a variety of different terms used to essentially describe the same product, whether that is a thumb spica, a thumb support or thumb brace or even splint. They are all designed to do one thing and that is to stabilise the affected thumb and protect from further injury. Splint is a common term following bone breaks i.e. finger splint, leg splint etc and refers to an area of the body being immobilised.
The main difference between these products is the material used. In this instance the thumb spica is manufactured from elastic which means it’s comfortable as well as applying a degree of compression to the thumb (which can help with pain relief). Plastic variants exist on the market which don’t offer compression like a material based thumb splint, with the primary focus being immobilisation.
When selecting your thumb spica ensure you select the correct size and orientation, as there is a different product for your left hand and right hand.
Please note: wrist circumference is required to determine the correct size of thumb spica.
|Size||Wrist circ. (cm)||Left||Right|
|Small||13 - 17||191/TS||196/TS|
|Medium||17 - 21||192/TS||197/TS|
|Large||21 - 25||193/TS||198/TS|
|X-Large||25 - 29||194/TS||199/TS|
|Date||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
||Good support, better than NHS issue and were a very good price.|
||It looks as though it would 'do the trick'. But this was purchased for someone else & although he said he could feel the benefit of the support almost immediately, he didn't wear it for long/hasn't worn it since because it made frequent washing of hands difficult. So for me personally, a bit of a waste... Read More. It looks as though it would 'do the trick'. But this was purchased for someone else & although he said he could feel the benefit of the support almost immediately, he didn't wear it for long/hasn't worn it since because it made frequent washing of hands difficult. So for me personally, a bit of a waste of money, if only for that reason (sorry!).|
||It was unsuitable for my purpose, but the product itself was well made.||
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||Comfortable and works as it should.|
||The spica support is great|
||Exactly what I was looking for||Thanks for this lovely feedback.|
||Works well as support, and easily manageable.|
||An excellent product relieving pain and allowing use of the hand for all puirposes.|
||Meets my need, reliable product||Thanks again.|
||Not happy with the service||
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||Good fit & good quality very comfortable|
Comfortable, very supportive, and relieves the pain almost immediately.
Overall an excellent product to highly recommended.
|Thanks for letting us know about your product, really good to hear its working for you.|
||I have arthritis in my hand wrist supports help||Thank you for this positive feedback.|
||Excellent product and service.||Again, thanks again.|
||Thoroughly recommend this aid.Approved by my physio.||Thanks for this.|
||Good support for an arthritic thumb|
||Excellent service and lovely quality product|
||It is comfortable, easy to fit, easy to keep clean, and above all else, it does the job!|
||Excellent and well fitting splint. Nice unobtrusive colour.|
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