In short Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Sell, Medical Director of Surgical Medicine at the hospitals in Neuenbürg and Mühlacker which belong to the Enzkreis group of hospitals, believes that osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint is the most restrictive type of osteoarthritis in the area of the hand. Stabilizing thumb braces, such as the new RhizoLoc OA, for which he supervised the wearing test, help alleviate pain and provide functional support.
- Conservative treatment in cases of osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint is particularly important compared with surgery.
- Pain during movement is a clear indication for the early use of braces in the opinion of this osteoarthritis expert.
- The RhizoLoc OA relieves the painful carpometacarpal joint and the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, and supports grasping movements during everyday activities and at work.