Chest orthosis/Rib splint

TREATMENT OF A FRACTURED RIB

 

The world-wide patented Chrisofix® chest orthesis is based on the idea: Substitution of a continuously „pressing hand”, which results in pain reduction and improved breathing.

The orthesis reduces the movement of the ribs, and so the pain and the reflex-effect. (superficial breathing)

As a result, the respiratory flow volume increases.

FLEXIBLE

LIGHT

PERFORATED

TRANSPARENT

WASHABLE

APPLICATION AND ADJUSTING

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

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

PRODUCT DETAILS

S (small)

Measurement

Splint dimensions

12 x 17 cm

REF / Order Number

604 226 104

L (large)

Measurement

Splint dimensions

17 x 17 cm

REF / Order Number

608 226 104

TO CONSIDER BY USING THE SPLINTS

The Chrisofix® Chest orthosis 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 (medical/X-ray control!). 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 orthosis 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 orthosis 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.

CONTACT US 

hello@chrisofix.ch

+41 52 670 11 60

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