How do you heat an Exos brace at home?
HEATING AND APPLICATION (Figure 4) ► Proper heating temperature is 200°F (93°C). ► Heat brace in Exos™ oven approximately 3-4 minutes or until brace is pliable. Brace should not be too hot to handle comfortably. ► Ensure that skin is completely dry before application.
Are Exos cast waterproof?
The Exos braces and casts are made from polymer and foam and take only 8 minutes to apply. Shaped in a dry heat process, the Exos material can be readjusted, tightened, or removed easily. They are also completely waterproof.
What is an Exos splint?
Exos Splints are an adjustable brace that can assist in the management of fractures and/or other injuries that require stabilisation. There are splints available for upper limb, lower limb and the cervical spine. The braces are comfortable and come with two liners that can be interchanged and washed when required.
What is an ulnar gutter splint?
Ulnar gutter splints are devices applied to immobilize fractures of the 4th and 5th metacarpal. Ulnar gutter splints are applied along the ulnar side of the forearm and hand to immobilize the 4th and 5th digits and prevent shortening of collateral ligaments during immobilization.
Can I wash my Exos cast?
If the brace becomes soiled, it can be scrubbed with a towel moistened with warm soapy water. Wet braces must be dried to reduce odor and the possibility of rash. Air dry or dry using a hair dryer at low heat. Failure to properly wash and dry Exos braces can result in odor and possible rash.
Can Exos brace get wet?
How can I make my arm braces smell better?
A: A mixture of baking soda and a small amount of vinegar will keep the brace clean and help control odors. There are also great natural or plant-based cleaning products available that will do the trick.
Can you swim with a wrist brace?
Dr. Scott Smith, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Texas Orthopedics, puts on about 100 braces a year. It only works for wrists and lower arms, he says, but the beauty is his patients can go to the beach, swim in a pool, shower and even scuba dive with it.
Is the ulnar gutter splint a cast?
ULNAR GUTTER SPLINT The splint begins at the proximal forearm and extends to just beyond the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint (Figure 1). Cast padding is placed between the fingers.