Rolyan Anterior AFO Pre-Cut Splint Features
- Constructed of soft and flexible material that is designed to be trimmed for a custom fit
- Individualized fit of this pre-cut splint can be fitted in just minutes
- For helping correct foot drop
- For providing medial/lateral support during ambulation
How To Use Rolyan Pre-Cut Splint?
If desired, stockinette can be applied to the extremity to be splinted. Notice that the slit in the splint blank should be placed distally, and the distal portion that bulges out should be on the medial side of the foot .
1. Heat a 1 ?8" (3.2mm) Aquaplast-T splint as follows:
Heat pan: Heat in water at a temperature of 160Â° to 170Â°F (70Â°C to 75Â°C) for one minute or until transparent. Remove from heat pan and place on a flat surface. Pat dry with a towel.
Convection oven: Heat on a baking sheet with a non-stick surface in an oven preheated to 190Â° to 200Â°F (88Â°C to 93Â°C) for 4 minutes or until transparent. Heat a 1 ?8" (3.2mm) San-SplintÂ® splint as follows:
Heat pan: Heat in water at a temperature of 160Â° to 170Â°F (70Â°C to 75Â°C) for 1.5 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat pan and place on a flat surface. Pat dry with a towel.
Convection oven: Heat on a baking sheet with a non-stick surface in an oven preheated to 175Â°F (80Â°C) for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft.
2. With patient seated, position ankle at 90Â° angle (a box covered with wet paper toweling to keep splinting material from sticking to it may help support heel and maintain appropriate angle). Place splint blank onto foot (B). Be careful that the splinting material does not roll under the foot. Patient can hold proximal splint portion in place.
3. Splint should be positioned: -Splint should support metatarsal heads but not extend under toes. -Distal border of the tarsal bar should be just distal to ankle crease. -Splint should clear malleoli.
4. After proper splint position has been determined, fold up medial and lateral borders distal to ankle crease.
5. Support foot in proper position while allowing splint to cool completely before removing it.
6. Lateral and medial splint portions should be less than half the width of the foot. Trim and flare splint as needed for proper fit. Material can be spot heated with a heat gun for trimming. Edges can be smoothed with a polishing tool or by heating them and smoothing them with finger tips.
7. Pad splint and add straps as appropriate. A properly applied Rolyan Anterior AFO Splint.Care And Cleaning:
- The splint will lose its shape in temperatures over 135Â°F (57Â°C). It should be kept away from sources of heat such as ovens, hot water, open flames, and sunny car windows
- The splint can be cleaned with soap and lukewarm water. The straps can be washed with soap and water, but the adhesive portion should not be moistened. The splint and straps should be allowed to dry thoroughly before reapplication of the splint.
- This product is to be fitted initially by a healthcare professional who is familiar with the purpose for which it is prescribed. The healthcare professional is responsible for providing wearing instructions and precautions to other healthcare practitioners, care providers involved in the patients care, and the patient.
- If unusual swelling, skin discoloration or discomfort occurs, use should be discontinued and a healthcare professional consulted.
- Be careful that the straps are not so tight that they interfere with circulation.
- After heating splinting material, always check its temperature before applying it to the patient.
- Not for severe hypertonicity