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             Splinting | Characteristics

  The Splinting's range aims to meet the busy             clinician’s ever changing needs.


Splints are classified in a variety of ways.
The Splint Classifications System

(American Society of Hand Therapy, 1992)

has been developed but many clinicians still use the day-to-day terms of static, dynamic, static progressive or serial splints.


These are defined below as they are most commonly

used in workplaces today.


A static splint has no moving parts and may be supportive, corrective or protective. Often used to support normal hand arches.

Serial Static Splints

Serial static splints position soft tissues towards the end of their available range to help increase tissue length.

Dynamic Splints

A dynamic splint consists of a static base onto which levers, springs or pulleys may be attached.

Static Progressive Splints

These splints involve the application of a low-load prolonged stretch at the end of the available movement

Splinting Materials

  • Klarity

  • Aquaplat

  • San-Splint

  • Key-Splint

  • Ez -Form

Resistance to Stretch

The extent to which a material resists pulling or stretching when heated.Minimum: Achieve intimate fit and Very light handling required Moderate: Achieve exact fit and Moderate handling to pull and hold  material in placeMaximum: Achieve good fit, Requires firm handling and Ideal for larger splints

Drape / Conformability

The ease with which a material conforms to a surface when it is heated.

• A high degree of drape enables a precise fit with minimal handling = increased comfort and reduced pressure areas

• High drape materials are preferred by the skilled splinter who is confident with their handling skills

• Minimal drape is often preferred when splinting larger areas as the material is easier to handle and provides more stability


The degree to which a material will stick to itself when heated.

• Effective bonding without the need to treat/prepare surface

• Bond to themselves to form a permanent bond

• Useful when adding outriggers, accessories or reinforcing strips


• Allows material to temporary bond when warm

• Once cool the bond is not permanent

• Coating may be removed to create a permanent bond with spirits or by safely scratching the splint surface

• Often easier to handle

• If making a long term splint, coated materials may be preferable as they are easier to clean (less porous)



• Half the weight of 1/8” material
• Easy to cut when cold
• Ideal for paediatrics, finger splints and hand-based splints


• Lightweight with moderate support
• Easy to cut when cold
• Ideal for paediatrics, finger, handbased splints and other areas requiring lightweight support.


• Lightweight with moderate support
• Minimises bulkiness
• Perfect for a wide range of static and dynamic splints or progressive splints where less weight is desired (i.e. arthritis, thumb, hand, wrist and small area splints).


• Traditional thickness that provides stability and firm support
• Well-suited for positioning and holding joints, aiding abnormal tone, contractures and fracture bracing. 
• Ideal for static, dynamic and progressive splinting of upper and lower extremities.


• Maximum rigidity
• Ideal for body jackets, abnormal tone splints, lower extremity splints and fracture braces.



          • Maximum support.



          • Perforated (1%, 2% or 2.5%) for slight ventilation and added comfort without compromising rigidity.

          Tip: Material softens quicker when heated.


UltraPerf, OptiPerf, SuperPerf:

         • UltraPerf (13%), OptiPerf (19%), Lightweight provides greater ventilation for increased comfort and compliance.

         • SuperPerf (38% or 42%) for lighter weight, exceptional ventilation and greater comfort and compliance.

         Tip: For additional support, select a thicker material, with higher perforations.

         Tip: Higher perforations soften quicker when heated and cool faster.

Bemed Medical Equipment Ltd        Tel       :  972-3-560-0675   

   Fax     :  972-3-560-3773 

  e-mail  :  bemed@bezeqint.net


   8 Levontin Street 6511107 

   P.o.box 36660 Tel-Aviv , ISRAEL

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  טל'   :    972-3-560-0675   

  פקס     :    972-3-560-3773 

  דוא"ל  :  bemed@bezeqint.net


  רחוב לבונטין 8  , 6511107 

  ת.ד. 36660   תל- אביב  ,   ישראל 

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