Orthopedic Casting Tape

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Model Number: NH-456543
Brand: Niche Healthcare

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Description

Key features of orthopaedic casting tape include:

Material Composition: The casting tape is typically made of fiberglass or plaster of Paris. Fiberglass casting tape is lightweight, durable, and breathable, while plaster of Paris is known for its rigidity and moldability.

Activation: The tape is usually impregnated with water-activated resin (for fiberglass) or requires wetting (for plaster of Paris) before application. This allows the material to become pliable and easily moulded to the contours of the patient’s body.

Setting Time: After application, the casting tape undergoes a setting process, during which it hardens and becomes rigid. The setting time varies depending on the specific type and brand of casting tape.

Colour Options: Some casting tapes come in various colours, allowing patients to choose a colour or design for their cast.

Water Resistance: Fiberglass casting tapes are generally more water-resistant than plaster of Paris casts. This feature is particularly beneficial for patients who may need to engage in activities involving water.

Radiolucency: Fiberglass casting tapes are radiolucent, meaning they allow X-rays to pass through, enabling healthcare professionals to monitor the healing process without removing the cast.

Cutting and Removal: Orthopaedic casting tape can be easily cut with special tools, such as cast scissors or a cast saw, during cast removal once the healing process is complete.

Padding: Padding is often applied before the casting tape to provide comfort and reduce pressure points on the skin.

It’s essential for healthcare professionals to apply orthopaedic casting tape accurately to ensure proper immobilization and support for the injured limb. Patients should follow care instructions, avoid getting the cast wet, and report any issues such as excessive pain, swelling, or numbness to their healthcare provider.

 

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