|Multicast Thermoplastic Splinting
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Traditional treatment for fractures and other injuries or therapy lead to the long-term immobilization traditionally in a plaster cast. Not only is it uncomfortable for the patient, but it also carries the danger of functional loss as a result of muscle atrophy and permanent stiffening of joints due to capsular withering and cartilage degeneration.
It is much more easy to prevent joint stiffness than it is to overcome it once it has occurred. One must remember that all static splints must be taken off at intervals and exercises have to be performed.
The idea that more 'dynamic' methods of treatment are preferable has gained more and more credibility. Dynamic splinting provides constant force over a long period of time. Active motion can be encouraged. The pumping effect of muscle contraction helps relieve edema and increases joint range of motion.
Applications Guide - Typical Usage
All our thermoplastic sheets are available in solid form (i.e. non-perforated) and with varying degrees of perforations: micro (42%), midi (38%), multi (38%) and mini (2.5%).
Our variety of thermoplastic materials can be delivered in sheet format or convenient pre-cut forms.