Chest orthesis/Rib splints

For fixation of fractured or bruised ribs

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IMMEDIATE PAIN REDUCTION
  • Accelerated recovery of respiratory function
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Reduced risk of pneumonia
  • Breathable and waterproof
 
 
CHRISOFIX SIZES CHRISOFIX MARKING Ref. number

4 Small S (12 x 17 cm) 604 126 103
8 Large L (17 x 17 cm) 608 126 103







L. Zsiros, Z. Záborszky, A. Petri, Z. Gergely and K. Bolla:


Easy and effective method for the treatment of rib fracture by using Chrisofix® -technique
7th European Trauma Congress, Ljubljana, 2006, International Proceedings: 387-390.


A non-randomized, placebo-controlled single-blind multicenter study on 106 hospitalized patients. The pain eased in 90 cases, while the vital capacity measured in 41 patients 1, 24, 48 and 72 hours after admission. The Chrisofix® treated group of people was in both assessments larger, older and had more fractured ribs. Results are summarized on the two firs graphics (see: below).

T. Mészáros, A. Sárváry, A. Petri, Z. Záborszky, and K. Bolla:


Use of chest Orthosis can significantly shorten the hospitalization of rib fracture patients
7th European Trauma Congress, Ljubljana, 2006, International Proceedings: 279-282.


Two, from each other independent clinical studies were evaluated and involved into a metaanalysis. Neither the two study populations, nor the controls and the Chrisofix® - splinted patients showed any significant difference in any starting parameters or in the concomitant therapy. Results are summarized on the third graphic (see: below).



CLINICAL STUDY RESULTS


THE PAIN BECAMES SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER
SPLINT APPLICATION

CHANGES (ML) IN THE VITAL
CAPACITY (FVC) AFTER ADMISSION
AND SPLINT APPLICATION

Changes are significant at

all measurement (p< 0.01)

DURATION OF HOSPITALIZATION IN
TWO STUDIES INCLUDING 72
PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED FOR 2-7
FRACTURED RIBS






TO CONSIDER BY USING THE SPLINTS

The Chrisofix® Chest orthesis is light, comfortable and transparent to X-rays. Its surface materials are friendly to the skin and non-allergenic. The splint has to be applied only after precise localisation of the fractured ribs. The rough application/adjustment has to be performed on the non-injured side. It should only be bent and must not be cut. The chest orthesis is for a single use of about ten days. For longer treatment a new splint might be necessary.
In case of itching, the covering foil has to be removed and the sticking of the orthesis onto the chest has to be strengthened with non-allergenic, non-acrylic tapes. While taking a shower, the removed covering foil has to be replaced by a temporary water protection.


APPLICATION

Before sticking the splint to the chest, the hairs have to be removed and the skin cleaned (degreased).


1. Adjust the arrow-marked surface of the splint to the chest so that the direction of the arrow follows the ribs.
2. Pull off the cover sheet marked with the arrow from the splint surface.
3. Stick the splint on the fracture region. The splint has to bridge the fractured area.
4. Pull off the rest of the cover sheet from frame, and press the adhesive foil edges to the skin.


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GENERAL PRODUCT INFORMATION


The main component of the patented Chrisofix® splints is a thin, corrugated aluminium core covered with non allergenic polyethylene foil- and cotton-laminated polyethylene coat at the out- and insight, respectively. Due to perforation, the splints are breathable. They can be applied and perfectly fitted to the injured body part within one minute, without water or heat. The Chrisofix® splints ensure a semicircular stable fixation. The light and comfortable splints limit the mobility of the injured body part to the necessary minimum. They are transparent to X-rays.

The Chrisofix® splints are medical devices and not working tools. Damages of the splint resulted from inappropriate use, will be excluded from the product guarantee.

 

POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING THE SPLINTS

 

  • For the first application of the splints (except for first aid cases), professionally competent personal might be requested.
  • The splints are not sterile; do not use on an open wound.
  • Except for first aid cases, splints without a textile lining should only be used on bandaged body parts. Otherwise should be used the padding if supplied with the splint, or an optional material to dress the injured body-part (e.g. tubular bandage).
  • The ready to use Chrisofix® splints can be adjusted directly on the injured body part. When bending and forming, counter-pressure is necessary. Only the rough adjustment must not be performed on any injured body part, but on an adequate model (e.g. on the non-injured part of the body).
  • Fine adjustments – e.g. after soft tissue swelling is reduced, re-adjustments can be made without removing the splint.
  • To avoid injury from sharp metallic edges, the splints must only be bent/adjusted by carefully pressing and never cut.
  • The splints can be fixed into place with optional materials or with the bandage supplied with the splint. If necessary, use only skin friendly, non-aggressive (non-acrylic) adhesive tapes.
  • Frequent bending and stretching of the splints can damage its stability; they must be restricted to the necessary minimum.
  • All Chrisofix® splints and padding are washable with neutral soap water. The splints must be dried at room temperature or a hair dryer at low temperature; infra-red lamp, a microwave oven or laundry dryer must never be used.