ORFILIGHT (NS)

Orfilight products are unique lightweight splinting materials with or without a non-stick (NS) coating. They are specifically designed to be lighter and more comfortable on your patient.

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Rheumatoid resting pan orthosis from Orfilight

Characteristics

  • Weighs 25 to 30 % less than other materials.
  • Excellent stretch, moderate elasticity.
  • Maximum stretch without tearing.
  • Moderate memory.
  • Soft velvet surface touch and easy to trim edges.
  • Available with or without non-stick coating.
  • Available in pre-cuts.

How it works and looks

  • Creates lightweight orthoses, even in case of very large equipment designs.
  • Easy moulding of orthosis to anatomy.
  • Easy to handle and perfect control of material during moulding. Allows to be stretched sufficiently in order to position the material correctly and hold it in place during splint fabrication.
  • Material is completely remouldable.
  • Increased patient comfort.
  • The non-coated version sticks temporarily to itself. All attachments and outriggers can be adhered with maximum ease when using dry heat.
  • The coating for the NS-version prevents the material to stick onto bandages or cotton lining.
  • Time-saving. Avoids waste of material.

Recommended applications

  • Excellent material choice for all types of small, medium and large orthoses.
  • Especially recommended for patients with loss of strength, and/or fragile and sensitive skin, for example, for elderly persons and pediatric or rheumatic treatments.
  • Lightweight base for all attachments.
  • Ideal splinting material to fabricate post-surgical orthoses.

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Product Information & Education

Visit our Product Information & Education page for instructional videos, upcoming splinting workshops, guides for the fabrication of static and dynamic splints and frequently asked questions.

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