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A Comparison of Thumb Arthritis Splints

A Comparison of Thumb Arthritis Splints

Osteoarthritis (OA) at the base of the thumb is a common diagnosis among older individuals.  Research suggests that 26.2% of women and 13.4 % of men age 71-100 years old have symptoms of this diagnosis and that approximately 70% of community dwelling individuals with hand pain have OA at the base of the thumb as well.

Studies have consistently found that using an orthosis helps to decrease pain and improve function for individuals with arthritis at the base of the thumb. There is no consistent evidence to suggest that one orthosis is more effective than another, however, research does suggest that individuals prefer pre-fabricated designed orthoses.

The Comfort Cool Thumb CMC Restriction splint is a familiar pre-fabricated option, but the 3pp Prima Thumb Brace has potential worth discussing, too. Let’s give a closer look to both of these orthoses.

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Thumb Splints


Comparison: 3pp Prima and Comfort Cool Thumb Splints


 3pp Prima Thumb Splint

Comfort Cool Thumb CMC Restriction


Memory-stretch material with foam lined breathable fabric


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Perforated neoprene with terry cloth liner


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Fully adjustable, non-slip strapping system, memory-stretch material and a removable dorsal stay. 





Strap only to close around hand and to provide support to the base of the thumb. Both straps have to hook onto their specific attachment hook




Fit Straps fasten anywhere on the splint and can be wrapped in different ways to create a customized support and fit for each hand

Follow attachment hook pattern when donning


Available in small, medium, and large



Available in x-small through x-large with plus sizes for small, medium, and large. Also available in toddler and youth sizes

Cleaning Machine and hand washable Machine wash and air dry

Binding around the brace eliminates fraying for long lasting support


Reinforced stitching but no lining on edges



Available in Black


Available in Black or Beige


Purchase Easy for patients to purchase on ohmyarthritis.com Readily available when searched on the web


 3pp Prima Thumb Brace

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