Hand & Wrist

Thumb Solutions

Are you suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand and experiencing a loss of thumb function? The joint at the base of the thumb is the most mobile in the hand, allowing us to effortlessly perform the most basic tasks like writing, eating, and getting dressed, but when patients present with arthritis in the thumb, it can be very painful and can prevent you from performing everyday tasks and activities.

In the United States, hand osteoarthritis is second in prevalence only to knee arthritis and thumb carpal-metacarpal (CMC) OA is a common and disabling degenerative disease that affects up to 33 percent of women and 11 percent of men in their 50s and 60s. The thumb is critical to hand function with nearly all the basic activities of daily living requiring precision pinching and grasping. If surgery is required to repair your thumb, your orthopedic surgeon may use a biologic implant to treat thumb CMC joint pain and/or instability caused by OA.

SpeedSpiral Thumb CMC Allograft Implant System

Anika’s SpeedSpiral® Allograft is the first to replace the arthritic bone with a structurally sound, stable, load-bearing allograft implant that will not allow the thumb CMC joint to collapse. The implant will incorporate into the body and allows for reduced pain and increased pinch and grip strength (power pinch strength).

Patient Benefits

  • Improved pinch and grip strength (power pinch strength)
  • Pain relief
  • Ability to snap your fingers
  • Short recovery
  • Less restrictions
  • Maintains the structural column of the thumb joint
  • Avoids thumb shortening
  • Quick procedure; short hospital stay

ATLAS – Anatomic Thumb Ligament Arthroplasty System

Anika’s Anatomic Thumb Ligament Arthroplasty System (ATLAS) is an anatomic thumb CMC reconstruction procedure that corrects thumb CMC instability and provides rapid return to function by placing stable suture-based anchor fixation at the anatomic insertion sites of the thumb basal ligament.

Patient Benefits

  • Small insertion footprint & sub-cortical fixation for a strong, stable bone sparing technique
  • Anatomic insertion sites allow for early range of motion and early return to activities

If you are living with thumb pain or experiencing restricted use of your thumb, talk to your doctor about Anika’s CMC thumb solutions today.

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For complete product information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions, please refer to the Instructions for Use found here.