- Inflatable Splint
An inflatable splint is presented. The splint comprises integral foot-accommodating portion, calf-accommodating portion and intermediate, ankle-accommodating portion. The splint is configured to be fitted over a leg part comprising a foot, ankle and calf such that front faces of the leg part are exposed. The splint has a collapsed state and has an open state in which it can be mounted on the leg part. When opened, the splint assumes the general form of the leg part.
Inflatable Splint Patent numbers:
US :US20090177132 A1
EP: EP2079408 B1
- Immobilizing and Supporting Inflatable Splint Apparatus.
Disclosed is a medical device that operates as a supporting splint for the limbs and other body parts necessary for the treatment of a variety of medical and surgical conditions. Said device is an inflatable, flexible, lightweight water-resistant splint whose measure of rigidity is easily controlled by the fitter or user. According to the present invention there are several embodiments of the splint, each suited to fit a different body part such as the limbs, torso, chest, pelvis, and neck. Said device, which is constructed of inflatable tubes, is made of two nylon layers welded together and coated with polyurethane. The tubes may be inflated by any means of supplying air pressure. The present invention is especially designed to allow normal blood circulation to the treated body part, provide ventilation to the area, enable easy inspection of an injury, and allow partial movement of the treated part.
Immobilizing and Supporting Inflatable Splint Apparatus, Patent numbers:
US : US8142378 B2
EP : EP1722725 A2