Custom thermoplastic splints are specialised medical devices used to immobilize and support injured or unstable body parts. Splints are typically made from thermoplastic materials, which become pliable when heated and can be moulded to conform to the specific contours of an individual’s body.
Orthopaedic specialist or physical therapist, assesses the patient’s condition and determines the need for a custom splint. They evaluate the injury or condition, consider the desired immobilization and support requirements, and take measurements and/or scans of the affected body part.
Custom thermoplastic splints offer several advantages, including the ability to precisely tailor the splint to the patient’s unique anatomy and needs. They are lightweight, durable, and can be remolded if necessary. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional for proper assessment, fitting, and monitoring when using custom thermoplastic splints to ensure their effectiveness and safety.