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Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

  • Anatomically shaped thumb spica for targeted immobilisation
  • Ideal for arthritis, De Quervain's, sprains, strains and fractures
  • Breathable holes ensure this splint is comfortable to wear all day long
  • The protective glove has a hook and loop fastening that's easy to use
Our Price:  £30.99(£25.83 Exc. VAT)

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Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

Rigid plastic shells provide more protection than other forms of splints, but unfortunately they can be uncomfortable to wear due to chafing and lack of breathability. The Thumbs Up Thumb Spica solves this problem with its innovative design by providing breathable holes in the plastic shell and a protective glove underneath, keeping your hand cool and comfortable throughout the day.

What's Included In Your Purchase?

  • 1 x Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

Sizing of the Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

The Thumbs up Spica comes in sizes small to extra large, based on wrist circumference. Please consult the sizing image and table below to see which size is best for you then select your desired option from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. 

Wrist Circumference Measurement Guide

Size Wrist Circumference (cm)
Small 13 - 17cm (5.1 - 6.7")
Medium 17 - 19cm (6.7 - 7.5")
Large 19 - 23cm (7.5 - 9.1")
Extra Large 23 - 28cm (9.1 - 11")

What If I Fall on a Sizing Boundary?

If your size happens to fall on a boundary between options, we recommend you choose the larger size. The thumb spica can be easily adjusted using the hook-and-loop fastening straps, this will allow you to tighten the brace for a proper fit. 

Key Features and Benefits of the Thumbs Up Spica

  • Anatomically shaped thumb spica for effective, targeted immobilisation
  • Lightweight structure makes it comfortable and unobtrusive
  • Breathable holes ensure that your hand remains cool all day 
  • The protective glove prevents chafing from the rigid plastic shell
  • Effectively immobilises the first thumb joint to allow for proper healing
  • Comes in a variety of sizes to suit the majority of users
  • Please note this spica is available for the left or right hand

What Are the Advantages of a Thumb Spica Splint?

Splinting facilitates the immobilisation and stabilisation of the joint in question, helping to protect from further injury. One advantage of using an elasticated thumb spica splint with a rigid casing instead of a cast or brace is they provide a great combination of support to the injured area and compression the surrounding area

Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

How Much Manual Dexterity Does This Spica Allow?

The intelligent design of this thumb spica allows for the full range of finger motion, making daily tasks much easier. The open palm design also means that it is lightweight and comfortable, preventing it from interfering with physical activities.

How Easy Is This Thumb Spica to Apply?

The simple-to-use hook-and-loop fastenings make this thumb spica easy to fit securely, even one-handed. The rigid thumb support has been anatomically shaped to provide the right immobilisation which makes it easy to slide on and off when the fastenings are undone. 

How Effective Is This Thumb Splint for Arthritis?

The gentle elastic nature of the fabric means that this thumb spica will provide enough support without stressing the ligaments or joints. The carefully moulded rigid thumb support makes sure your thumb is kept at the ideal angle to alleviate pain and stabilise the joint. 

What Evidence is There For the Efficacy of Thumb Splints?

In a study done by the University of Otago, splinting demonstrated a considerable reduction in pain and a moderate long-term improvement of function. 

In another study done by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Guy's Hospital, an impressive 70% of patients awaiting surgery for osteoarthritis no longer needed surgery after wearing orthotic splints like the Thumbs Up Thumb Splints.

Indications for the Thumbs Up Thumb Spica

The Thumbs Up Thumb Spica is a great choice for a wide range of thumb and wrist conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the thumb
    • Basal joint arthritis
    • CMC arthritis
    • Juvenile chronic arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • CMC instability
  • De Quervain's syndrome
  • Gamekeeper's thumb
  • Inflamed/swollen tendons
  • Overuse injuries
  • Pain/instability of the thumb extensors or abductors
  • Post surgical repair
  • Post/pre-operative conditions
  • Post traumatic conditions
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Rhizarthrosis
  • Scapholunate instability
  • Scapholunate tear 
  • Severe CMC arthrosis
  • Skier's thumb
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Sprained wrist
  • Stener lesion
  • Strained wrist
  • Thumb basal joint/saddle joint irritation
  • UCL injury
  • UCL lesion
  • Weakness of the thumb joint
  • Worn cartilage

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Delivery Information

The Thumbs Up Thumb Spica is usually dispatched within one working day of placing your order by Royal Mail. Please allow between one and three working days for delivery.

  • Free delivery on order of 40 or over
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  • 12 months warranty as standard
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