Medical Orthopedic Padding

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Model Number: NH-32114
Brand: Niche Healthcare

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Orthopaedic padding is a type of material used in orthopaedic applications to provide cushioning, protection, and support for various musculoskeletal conditions or injuries. This padding is commonly used in conjunction with casts, splints, braces, and other orthopaedic devices. It helps improve patient comfort, absorb moisture, and reduce pressure points.

Key characteristics of orthopaedic padding include:

Soft and Cushioning: Orthopaedic padding is typically soft and cushioning, offering a layer of comfort between the patient’s skin and a rigid cast, splint, or brace. This helps prevent irritation and pressure sores.

Conformable: The padding is often designed to conform to the contours of the body, ensuring an even distribution of pressure and support. This helps create a snug and comfortable fit.

Absorbent: Many orthopaedic paddings are absorbent, capable of wicking away moisture from the skin. This feature is important for maintaining skin integrity and preventing skin-related issues.

Breathable: To promote air circulation and reduce the risk of skin irritation, orthopaedic padding is often made from breathable materials. This is especially important during extended wear.

Versatile: Orthopaedic padding comes in various forms, including rolls, sheets, or pre-cut pads, making it versatile and adaptable to different orthopaedic applications.

Orthopaedic padding is commonly used in the following scenarios:

Casting: Before the application of a plaster or fiberglass cast, orthopaedic padding is often used to provide a comfortable layer between the patient’s skin and the cast material.

Splinting: When creating a splint for immobilization or support, orthopaedic padding is applied to enhance comfort and provide additional cushioning.

Bracing: Orthopaedic padding may be incorporated into braces to improve patient comfort and prevent skin irritation caused by friction between the brace and the skin.

Orthopaedic padding is an important component of orthopaedic care, and its selection and application are typically guided by healthcare professionals based on the specific needs of the patient and the nature of the orthopaedic condition or injury.


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