FlexiOH - Thumb Spica Immobilizer
Absolute washable orthopedic Immobilizer for immobilization of thumb. FlexiOH® Thumb Spica immobilizers are designed for immobilization of thumb. It has an inbuilt soft hook and loop fastener which is very comfortable for skin contact. It is used to provide support for thumb injuries (ligament instability, sprain or muscle strain), gamekeeper’s thumb, De Quervain’s syndrome or fractures of the Scaphoid or first metacarpal. Doctors need to apply it on the patient’s hand and then cure it with the RizyCure® light device (recommended) or direct sunlight for around 3-5 minutes depending on the size of immobilizer, until it gets rigid. FlexiOH® Thumb Spica Immobilizer comes in 3 different sizes : S, M and L. All of the immobilizers vary in terms of palm circumference, wrist circumference, and thumb circumference. For the best fit of FlexiOH® Thumb Spica Immobilizer, taking the measurement of patient’s hand is necessary before application.
- Scaphoid fracture – seen or suspected
- De Quervain tenosynovitis / other ligamentous or soft tissue injuries to the thumb.
- Non-angulated, non-displaced, extra-articular fractures at the base of the first metacarpal
FlexiOH® Thumb Spica Immobilizer application process is as follows:
Step – 1 : Choose the appropriate size from given chart
Step – 2 : Take the suitable size for the application
Step – 3 : Put Thumb Spica immobilizer over the hand
Step – 4 : Fix the first snap button over the palm area
Step – 5 : Tighten the first loop around the palm circumference
Step – 6 : Tighten the other loop around the wrist circumference
Step – 7 : Align the Thumb Spica immobilizer along with first metacarpal line
Step – 8 : Fix the other snap button around the thumb
Step – 9 : Take Fully charged RizyCure® light device
Step – 10 : Start curing around the thumb and then expose remaining area
Step – 11 : Re-tighten all the loops once the Thumb Spica immobilizer is rigid
FlexiOH® provide ~30 % open area of skin to breathe, wash, and exposure to sunlight which all are necessary to maintain healthy skin.