Why choose Omega Max 3.2mm Splinting Material Sheet?
- Resistance to Stretch -
- Moderate resistance to stretch
- Moderate to aggressive handling is tolerated
- Drape -
- Moderate to maximum drape to create a close conforming fit
- Provides excellent reproduction of detail
- Memory -
- 100% memory is ideal for serial splinting
- Always recovers its original cut shape and size when reheated.
- Rigidity - Moderate to maximum rigidity
- Bonding -
- Unique powder coating gives Omega Max a slightly tacky surface that holds the material in place, without the material pulling or falling away.
- A wet bond will hold firmly but can be pulled apart when cool
- Apply minimal solvent and dry heat to form a strong, permanent bond.
- Surface Finish -
- Finished splints have a smooth, glossy surface. Fingerprints and other surface marks disappear as the material cools. Makes professional looking orthosis. When cut while warm, Omega Max forms smooth, sealed edges.
- Applications -
- Use 1/8" Omega Max for hand or wrist splints back supports, anti-spasticity splints, lower extremity positioning splints, serial static splints and bases for dynamic splints
- Use 3/32" Omega Max for lightweight hand or wrist splints. Because of its superior rigidity, 3/32" Omega Max can be used for dynamic splint bases.
- Pediatric splints made from the 3/32" thickness have excellent conformability and will hold against strong hypertonicity.
- Working Time (1/8") -
- Allows approximately three minutes to form and harden after softening in 140° F (60° C) to 150° F (65° C) water.
- Fastest setup time, ideal for busy clinics and patients who benefit from less handling time
- Latex Free - Not made with natural rubber latex
What to buy with Omega Max Splinting Material Sheet
North Coast Omega Max Thermoplastic Sheets Indications
Omega Max has the drape and conformability of plastic-like materials while resisting stretch and fingerprints. Omega Max features a unique powder coating that requires only minimal solvent to achieve a secure, permanent bond. Omega Max has 100% memory, so fabricated splints can be repeatedly reheated to return to their original shape and size for easy remolding. While the material is warm, fingerprints and other marks will disappear, creating a smooth and professional looking finished splint. Relatively quick setup time of 3-4 minutes helps speed the splinting process along, which is ideal for spasticity splinting.
How to use Omega Max 3.2mm Thermoplastic Splint Material Sheet?
- Place Omegau Max in 140° to 160° F (60° to 71°C) water for 2 minutes, or until the material is pliable.
- Remove from the water. Omega Max Thermo Plastic Sheet may be molded directly on the skin. While warm, it retains a slightly tacky surface which helps the splint stay in place during the molding process. Apply stockinette to help prevent the thermoplastic from adhering to bandages
- Omega Max may accidentally adhere to itself while wet, but will not make a permanent bond. To separate, place in warm water and gently pull apart, or allow to cool fully and pull apart.
- To bond two pieces together, use a heat gun to warm the areas until both surfaces are shiny. Press the two pieces together and allow to cool. For a permanent bond, use heat gun and solvent prior to pressing pieces together.
- Reheat and remold as frequently as needed. If fingerprints or marks remain once the material is cool, heat surface lightly with a heat gun or briefly dip material in the warm water. Rub gently with your fingertip to “erase” undesirable marks.
How to care for Omega Max Thermoplastic Sheet?
Omega Max Splinting Material Sheet User Manual
- Omega Max can be cleaned with lukewarm soapy water
- Avoid hot temperature environments as the molded splint may lose its shape and fit