If you have ever broken a bone, you’ll know the hassle, discomfort and odour of a plaster cast. Luckily, over time there have been advances in technology that have improved this experience. Fibreglass casts are lighter, waterproof and more tolerable. BUT the latest leap in technology is the EXOS bracing system.
Here at Bend + Mend we can fit you with an EXOS Brace for wrist, hand and forearm fractures (broken bones).
EXOS are leaders in bracing technology. They offer an adjustable, reformable (reheatable) and waterproof solution for the treatment and management of fractures and other injuries that require stabilisation.
The EXOS advanced technology allows our Physio’s to mould the brace directly to the patients body for the best possible fit, comfort and stabilisation. The Brace is heated gently in an EXOS oven then moulded to the limb to provide a perfect fit. The thermoformable material is light weight, waterproof and can be easily cleaned (so no embarrassing cast/brace smells).
The material of the brace is reformable which means that we can modify the brace position over time and change it according to your needs as you heal. For example, at the early stages of injury you may experience significant swelling, as this swelling settles we are able to remould the same brace to ensure you have the best comfort and stability throughout the injury healing process.
Not only are these braces reformable, but they are also easily adjustable and removeable. The EXOS braces uses “the exclusive Boa® Reel and lace Dynamic closure system.” This allows the patient to initiate rehabilitation earlier in the healing process (if indicated), examine the fracture site for muscle loss and/or wound management. Having a Brace that is removeable allows the patient to clean the brace and the affected limb so that superior hygiene is maintained.
If you or someone you know has injured themselves and require wrist and forearm stabilisation, our Physio’s at Bend + Mend are happy to fit you with an EXOS brace, and you will feel the difference.