An interesting alternative to plaster

For fractures or to stabilize a limb after surgery, your doctor may recommend an orthosis to immobilize the fractured limb.

The walking boot (Aircast)

The walking boot is a widely used device for the treatment of simple fractures of the ankle and foot. It has several advantages over plaster which may be handicapping. The most obvious is the fact that you can temporarily remove the walking boot for hygiene, scratching, quick removal and facilitate wound care. It is light and allows early loading. In addition, pneumatic balloons allow the boot to be adjusted as swelling decreases.

The moulded wrist orthosis

The moulded wrist orthosis is often used to complete the healing of a fracture and to gradually resume its activities. Lighter and less cumbersome than plaster, it allows the rehabilitation process to begin sooner. It adapts perfectly to the morphology of the wrist and provides an advantage in terms of hygiene. It is made of thermoplastic moulded directly on the patient.

Cervical corsets and cervical collars

Used during a fracture of a vertebra, these orthoses allow the patient to move safely. Cervical corsets and collars provide effective healing of the bill without risk of aggravating the injury. Although they may seem bulky, their therapeutic benefits are considerable.

The diagnosis

For any type of fracture, there is a suitable orthosis. The fracture brace is increasingly used as an alternative to conventional plaster braces. They have several advantages such as lightness and the possibility of being remoulded in order to follow the morphology of the limb during healing.

Diagnostic Pathways

Ankle fracture

Fracture of the foot

Fracture of the wrist or forearm

Vertebra fracture

Fracture of the thumb

Fracture of the shoulder

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