The thumb base joint is one of the most remarkably complex but beautifully elegant joints in the body. It's also the third most common joint affected by arthritis.

1 in 10 people have some degree of thumb base arthritis with many choosing to put up with the discomfort because of limited treatment options.

5% of the world's population have severe symptoms. This increases to over 30% for women over the age of 55.

There is in excess of 200,000 surgical procedures carried out each year in the EU and US combined for severe thumb base arthritis.

Sports Injury
Persistent pain

The afflicted suffer with pain at the base of the thumb which is aggravated by thumb use


Traditional surgical options can lead to significant hand strength loss or continued persistent pain

Surgical Recovery
Back Pain
Everyday tasks

Difficulty doing everyday tasks such as turning a key or using a mobile telephone

Life changing

Thumb base joint arthritis has been shown to be as debilitating as hip and knee arthritis

Cronic Pain

Our Solution

InDx from

The InDx implant is the only implant that can fully mimic the natural but complex motions of the thumb joint.

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A innovative orthopaedic implant for the treatment of thumb base arthritis.

The InDx device accommodates the full range of thumb joint motions by providing two points of rotation that can move both concurrently and independently of each other, while enabling the joint to move in at least six degrees of freedom.

The InDx device offers an exciting new, patient sensitive treatment option to patients and surgeons and has been designed in conjunction with three of the world’s leading hand surgeons ensuring all end-user requirements are met.

This implant would address the most tricky part of the current designs and offer a possibility to eliminate the principal cause of current joint failures. Prof. Filip Stockmans KU Leuven
Prof. Filip Stockmans
What is really exciting about this implant is that it accommodates the looseness and the variable axes of rotation that the real joint has by its unique design. Dr. Amy Ladd Stanford University
Prof. Filip Stockmans

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