Exos Cast Bracing
In early April 2012, Wellington’s orthopaedic practice, in conjunction with Wellington Ortho & Rehab became the first Canadian centre to offer the innovative DJO-Exos® bracing system as part of their expanding array of fracture management products.
Exos is the only bracing system that offers “a removable, adjustable, reformable and waterproof solution for the treatment of fractures and other injuries (conditions) requiring stabilization.
Exos is a heat moldable, rigid brace that performs the essential functions of a conventional cast. Using a simple oven system, the brace can be warmed to the point of being almost rubbery in consistency. Upon initial application, the brace can be gently molded for a snug, comfortable custom fit. Now here’s the magic… over the next few minutes, the brace hardens to a firm, cast-like consistency, fully capable of supporting the injured part. Using the Boa® dynamic compression closure system, the brace can be tightened or loosened as required, maintaining a secure and comfortable fit
From a medical perspective, this system offers advantages over conventional casting. From a patient perspective, the advantages are even more pronounced, leading one of my initial patient to ask “why would somebody want a cast when this (Exos) is available?”.
Exos braces can be fit and applied with referral from the physician managing your injury or by direct referral to my orthopaedic practice in Guelph, Ontario. Call us today (519-837-2020) or click here to book on line so we can get you fitted for this remarkable product today!
Some important points to remember:
Exos® is a medical device and should only be used under the advice of a physician, when treating a medical condition.
Exos® may NOT be suitable for your specific fracture, ask your doctor.
Exos® braces require that users follow simple, but specific instructions. Ask for your instruction sheet at the time of initial application. If you have questions, ask!
Skin irritation can develop, particularly if device is over-tightened. Please follow instructions given at initial application.
Consult your physician immediately should a problem develop or should you have concerns.