Turtlebrace is the first company to design a full line of orthopaedic products that are made for babies. They are lighter and easier to make than casts. The auto-molding properties permit you to concentrate on positioning, while the fast setting reduces the time to hold the baby in position. Being easy to wash wear makes it very convenient for the parents.
- Direct molding on the limb
- Antibacterial fabric
- Submersible and auto-draining
- Remoldable without limits nor degradation
- 3.2 mm thickness that permits the normal dressing
- Compostable eco-friendly plastic
THREE SIMPLE STEPS
- Heat the brace in an oven or hot water pan, between 67 °C and 85 °C (152°F and 185°F), until it becomes soft and elastic.
- Dry Heat Method – Put the brace in either the Turtlebrace heating bag, a regular or convection oven, for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Hot Water Method – Place the brace in a hot water heating pan for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Once the brace has become soft and elastic, you can drape the brace on the body. Make sure that the temperature of the brace is not too hot for comfort or at risk of burning your client.
- Place your client in the desired position and wait for the brace to harden.
- Stable fractures, sprains, post-op immobilization, club foot, tendinitis, serial casting, spasticity control, ankle neuropathy.
- Do not heat the brace over 100°C (210°F), because the fabric or/and the zipper could burn or melt
- If you use a heat gun, be careful not to burn the fabric
There is much overlap between turtlebrace sizes due to the great versatility of the heated product. You will also want a foot length and shank height that are suitable.
Choose a size where the circumference sits right in the pocket of the range provided and then refer to these hard brace measures to ensure the lengths will suit.
Here are the hard brace measurements knowing that there is significant stretch and flexibility when heated.