How are the specific properties of Chrisofix® splints achieved?

A mouldable Aluminium core is covered with skin-friendly plastic foam and, if indicated, additionally covered with fabric.

Should Chrisofix® splints without textile padding be applied to injured skin?

Only for first aid purposes and over a few hours.

Should Chrisofix® splints be cut?

No, due to the possible danger of injury from sharp metal edges.

How are Chrisofix® splints applied?

With the exception of those used for first aid, the first application should be made by experienced persons. The course adjustment is made to an undamaged body part and the individual fine adjustments to the splinted body part are made by applying careful pressure. Corrective adjustments to the applied splint are possible, e.g. after reduction of swelling.

How are Chrisofix® splints secured?

Using binding material (Velcro or bandages) either supplied or in stock. Any excess of this material can be cut off. Only non aggressive adhesive substances (acrylate) should be used!

How are Chrisofix® splints cleaned?

Wash in hand warm soapy water and dry with a lukewarm blow dryer at room temperature. The use of strong heat, e.g. microwave, infrared and a hot blow dryer, is not allowed. Pre-formed splints can be washed at 30 degrees in a washing machine and spin-dried using a low spin speed. Any fastenings must stay closed when washing to avoid damage.

Can Chrisofix® splints be disinfected?

Only splints without fabric padding can be chemically disinfected and reused.

Can Chrisofix® splints be removed from patients and be reused?

Splints can only be removed for daily cleaning and reused, on the permission of a doctor. In this case, only the fastenings can be removed; the adjusted moulding must not be altered.