FlexiOH - Short Arm Immobilizer
Absolute washable orthopedic Immobilizer for immobilization of wrist joint and closed fractures at radius-ulna.
- Non-displaced / Stable / minimally displaced / Buckle fracture of distal radius fracture
- Carpal bone fracture other than Scaphoid / Trapezium
- As a removable splint during rehabilitation
FlexiOH® short arm immobilizers are designed for distal radius/non-displaced/stable fractures or carpal bone fractures other than scaphoid fractures. This breathable, washable and light weight (~300 gm) immobilizer provides better comfort to the patients compared to conventional casts. For application of FlexiOH® short arm immobilizer, healthcare professional first need to apply it on the patient’s hand with the zip and then cure it with the Rizycure® light device (recommended) or direct sunlight for around 3-10 minutes depending on the size of immobilizer. Once it is rigid,cut the puller of the zip with pliers so that patient can not remove the immobilizer by themselves.
FlexiOH® short arm immobilizer comes in 6 different sizes : XS, S, M, SL, L and XL. All of the immobilizers vary in terms of palm circumference, wrist circumference, and arm circumference. For the best fit of FlexiOH® short arm immobilizer, taking the measurement of patient’s hand is necessary before application.
FlexiOH® Short arm immobilizer application process is as follows:
Step – 1 : Choose the appropriate size from given chart
Step – 2 : Apply cushioning to thumb to give extra comfort to pressure points
Step – 3 : Place immobilizer over the fractured hand anchoring thumb
Step – 4 : Lock the zip by placing insertion pin into retainer box
Step – 5 : Pull the puller of the zip until the end
Step – 6 : As it adapts to the shape of the hand, start reduction process
Step – 7 : Take fully charged RizyCure® Light Device
Step – 8 : Start curing around the thumb to give initial support to the broken bone
Step – 9 : Expose 3-10 minutes thoroughly and check every corner until it’s hardened
FlexiOH® provide ~46 % open area of skin to breathe, wash, and exposure to sunlight which all are necessary to maintain healthy skin.
Removal Step – 1 : It’s very simple, just unlock the zip
Removal Step – 2 : Apply little force and pull hand out from the immobilizer