The Rhizomed thumb brace was launched by medi Orthopaedics in February 2009. Areas of application The thumb brace helps people suffering from painful rhizarthrosis, a rupture of the ulnar side ligament, and chronic or post-traumatic irritative states in the area of the metacarpophalangeal joint or the saddle joint of the thumb. It can also be used if the thumb needs to be rested after an operation or overstrain of the joint capsule. Properties and advantages In the design, care was taken to ensure that the brace is light and open yet reliably immobilises the wrist, Rhizomed is very comfortable to wear and, in particular, does not apply pressure to the operation scar The hand can be easily slipped in and the brace fixed in place using the Velcro fastening. The orthopaedics technician fits the aluminium structure individually to the patient's hand. The brace is thus easy to adjust for post-traumatic swelling in particular. Rhizomed is available for left and right hands, in three sizes for each.