The goals of upper extremity orthotic devices, custom- made or pre-fabricated, include enhancing function, improving position, and preventing deformities for the child and adolescent with cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, or other neurological, orthopaedic, or congenital condition. Pre-fabricated orthotic devices, from a variety of manufacturers, can provide appropriate positioning for the wrist, hand, fingers, and thumb to enhance function. The pre-fabricated devices often do not offer appropriate fit in their basic off-the-shelf form.
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A tendon is a rope-like structure that stretches and contracts to create movement in your body. However, when they are overused, the sheath around the tendon gets inflamed. The tunnel around the tendon narrows and causes the tendon to rub when moving, which makes the inflammation even worse.
Triphalangeal thumb is a rare congenital anomaly in which the thumb has three phalanges. Clinical presentation of triphalangeal thumb can vary considerably and can be present in both hands or unilateral. The presence of clinodactyly depends on the shape of the extra phalanx varying from wedge-shaped to rectangular.
The thumb acts as a stable post during hand tasks, particularly pinch tasks. Pinch tasks can place tremendous amounts of force on the CMC joint, which can exacerbate any underlying loss of stability. These changes may lead to pain and hand disuse, further reducing thumb muscle strength.
Hand and wrist injuries afflict a wide range of the adult and pediatric general population groups. Further, they can potentially impact patients of all ages and activity levels. Thus, not only do these injuries occur in high-level, professional athletes, but they can occur secondary to low-energy trauma e.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Supporting the thumb joints and ligaments, the Vive thumb brace restricts the movement of the thumb while supplying adjustable compression and retaining therapeutic heat to improve circulation and promote healing. The lightweight brace allows the full use of the remaining fingers so you can complete daily tasks with ease. Adjustable compression brace effectively reduces pain and inflammation due to injury or surgery.