Thumb Abduction Splint
It can be hard to find a thumb support that offers excellent joint stabilisation without compromising on comfort. The Thumb Abduction Splint is made from a specially formulated luxurious neoprene fabric and incorporates a flexible thumb stay that holds the thumb gently but firmly in abduction, providing reliable stabilisation and comfort.
Sizing of the Thumb Abduction Splint
The Thumb Abduction Splint comes in a range of sizes. Please consult the sizing image and table below and select your desired option from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. If you are between sizes we recommend that you get the larger as the hook-and-loop fastenings can then be adjusted.
|Size ||Wrist Circumference (cm) |
|Small ||14 - 15cm |
|Medium ||16.5 - 18cm |
|Large ||20 - 22cm |
Key Features and Benefits of the Thumb Abduction Splint
- Specially formulated neoprene fabric provides excellent support without compromising on comfort
- Ideal for arthritis, skier's thumb, sprained wrist and thumb injuries
- Provides gentle and even pressure redistribution
- Incorporates a flexible stay to hold the thumb firmly in abduction
- Simple hook-and-loop closure for easy application
- Comes in a range of sizes for the left or right hand
- Mildly elastic material provides compression that improves circulation
How Easy Is This Thumb Brace to Apply and Remove?
Thanks to the hook-and-loop fastenings and the slightly stretchy material this thumb support is extremely easy to put on or take off. It's been designed for people with limited mobility and can be easily donned or adjusted one-handed.
Will This Thumb Brace Interfere With Daily Tasks?
One of the biggest advantages of this lightweight yet sturdy thumb support is that it leaves your fingers free to perform essential day-to-day tasks. The adjustable hook-and-loop fastenings mean you can personally tailor this brace for an ideal fit that prevents any flaps of loose material getting in the way.
Indications for the Thumb Abduction Splint
The Thumb Abduction Splint is suitable for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis of the thumb, basal joint arthritis, CMC arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis)
- CMC instability
- De Quervain's syndrome
- Gamekeeper's thumb
- Inflamed/swollen tendons
- Overuse injuries
- Pain/instability of the thumb extensors or abductors
- Post traumatic conditions
- Repetitive strain injury
- Scapholunate instability
- Scapholunate tear
- Skier's thumb
- Soft tissue injury
- Sprained wrist
- Stener lesion
- Strained wrist
- Thumb basal/saddle joint irritation
- UCL injury
- UCL lesion
- Weakness of the thumb joint
- Worn cartilage
What Are the Benefits of a Thumb Spica Splint?
Splinting facilitates the immobilisation and stabilisation of the joint in question, helping to promote healing and protect from further injury. One advantage of using a thumb splint instead of a cast is that splints accommodate swelling thanks to their elasticity. In addition to this, elasticated splints also provide compression that increases circulation to the injured area, reducing swelling and assisting with rehabilitation.
What Makes Neoprene the Ideal Material for Thumb Supports?
Neoprene is regularly used in orthopaedic supports because of its excellent insulation, durability and soft texture. Neoprene's mildly elasticated properties make it ideal for pressure redistribution, spreading the weight equally across the length of the support. In addition, it is also highly effective at absorbing shear force, protecting the injury from being bumped and jostled during daily tasks.