ORFICAST THERMOPLASTIC TAPE


Perfect to use in case of traumatic and orthopaedic conditions which require quick and easy immobilisation orthoses.

Orficast Thermoplastic Tape is a unique textile-like thermoformable taping material. It offers extreme comfort for your patients and is very easy to use. This knitted hybrid fabric is ideal for all applications of finger and/or thumb orthoses and supportive bandage wraps.

  • Blue or black
  • 3cm or 6cm

Characteristics

  • Thermoplastic knitted textile on a roll.
  • Excellent elasticity in two directions.
  • Excellent memory (lengthwise).
  • Thin and breathable fabric.
  • Easy to cut.
  • Self-adhesive capacity, especially when dry heated.

How it works and looks

  • Tape roll allows to use circumferential wrapping and moulding technique. Time saving. No need to make pattern.
  • Perfect size (width)s for small and larger orthoses. Can accomodate different sized fingers and different orthotic designs.
  • Allows precise modelling conform the patient anatomy, for example the webspace.
  • Orthoses can be remoulded when corrections are needed. Avoids waste of material.
  • Soft touch feeling and smooth edges. Lightweight. Allows ventilation. Prevents maceration of the skin. Excellent patient comfort and compliance.
  • Allows to easily cut small pieces to use as reinforcement of the orthoses when desired.
  • Overlapping seams are not perceptible on the inside. Application of multiple layers raises rigidity and stability of the orthoses.

Recommended applications

  • Perfect to use in case of traumatic and orthopaedic conditions which require quick and easy immobilization orthoses.
  • Recommended also as first aid product in casting rooms and operating theatres. All types of immobilization finger orthoses, and hand based wrist and thumb orthoses.
  • Precise modelling and snug fit prevent pressure points.
  • Allows to fabricate static progressive orthoses to regain range of motion.
  • Also recommended to use in case of fragile skin, for example for patients suffering a poly-arthritic condition.
  • Fabrication of larger orthoses will require dry heat for bonding.

Orthotic fabrication examples

A wide variety of orthotic designs can be made without great effort, even by less experienced therapists.

  • Thumb post orthosis, using the butterfly design
  • CMC arthritis orthosis, using the whale design
  • Ulnar gutter and radial gutter orthosis
  • Manchester orthosis

Orfit Splinting Webinars

At WS Medical we are committed to the ongoing support of NZ Hand Therapists and invite you to take part in the ORFIT SPLINTING WEBINAR series which will be provided to you for FREE. Click Here