Frequently Asked Questions
Freedom to wash cast
Better skin comfort
Easy application and removal
No chances of cast-saw injury
Easy monitoring of swelling in fractured part
FlexiOH® is a bone immobilization device and its facilitates the bone healing process. However, the duration of bone immobilization therapy would be same as of conventional cast i.e fiberglass or PoP cast. Duration for bone healing may vary from person to person and based on different factors i.e severity of fracture, age of patient, etc.
All the variants of FlexiOH® are available in multiple sizes. As FlexiOH® is elastic, it adapts shape and size of hand/leg by stretching. Before application of FlexiOH®, healthcare professional will choose appropriate size and ensure its fitting.
Washable foam is provided inner side of FlexiOH® and a simple wash with water while bathing is sufficient enough to wash the cast.
It depends on the tightness of the cast. Usual patches may be seen on the skin due to tanning effect and that will be disappeared after couple of days.
FlexiOH® can be used for bone immobilization therapy ranging from short term to long term immobilization. It is used in sprain and can be recommended as per guidance of healthcare professional.
FlexiOH® materials has been tested for Skin safety as per regulatory guidelines (ISO:10993).
It is recommended to align the bone before curing process with RizyCure® light device. Once it gets rigid, it can’t be changed or adjusted with the shape.
It is recommended that first let the injured area get heal and then apply the cast.
In case of mild to moderate swelling, Swelling can be adjusted by Foam layer. In case of edema after application of FlexiOH® , it is advised to immediately contact doctor and take remedial measures. In case of acute swelling, we advise to apply temporary splint followed by FlexiOH® when swelling reduced.
Since each cast is custom fit to patient’s hand, it cannot be reused once it’s hardened.
The material holding the FlexiOH® immobilizer is stretchable and is made up of silicon rubber . during quality check at time of manufacturing, we make sure that all FlexiOH® are leak free. Although if any inside material is leaking from FlexiOH®, we strongly advise not to use immobilizer.
Rizycure® is the handheld light system which is high intensity portable blue light, developed by OrthoHeal. Rizycure® is visible blue light device, specially designed to cure FlexiOH® – an innovative orthopedic immobilizer. It is very easy to use and has been made for the doctors’ convenience.
One full charged, Rizycure® Light System can cure 2-3 FlexiOH® immobilizer in a row without recharging. Once it indicates half battery, you need to charge it again for ~60 minutes for uniform intensity.
It depends on the variants and the size of the FlexiOH® immobilizer. Generally, RizyCure® takes 3-10 minutes of uniform exposure.
You should cut the immobilizer for wound care purposes only. If the size is too big, you can adjust the cast like socks and then cure it. If it’s still too long, you can cut after it’s cured but it will leave sharp edges at the end which may create comfort to a patient.