Turtlebrace Wrist Brace

$112.00

Note: Turtlebraces are Class I medical devices which must be custom-formed for the wearer by a qualified clinician. They are not intended to be shaped or formed by caregivers or consumers. The wearer may experience discomfort or injury from an improperly-molded device.

Click on the black tape measure icon to the right of your screen for a size guide or download the Turtlebrace Wrist Size Guide pdf.

We use minimal packaging. Core material is a compostable eco-friendly plastic; individual units are encased in curbside recyclable, naturally biodegradable Vela® Glassine Bags.

Description

Messy, heavy, and hot plaster casts? They’re history. 

Sticky, itchy fiberglass? Not anymore…

Are off-the-shelf splints just too cookie-cutter to be effective? No need to compromise client comfort and progress.

Stressful applications — get it right, or cut it off and start over? Nope — just unzip it, rewarm it, and reform it!

Code-verified for L3984 (PDAC). Fitting and adjustment may be reimbursable under CPT 97760 in some cases, if those services are not otherwise covered by the applicable L-code.

Full Description

The Turtlebrace Wrist Brace is a warm-and-form immobilization brace, designed to be molded directly on the client and removed as needed for bathing, range of motion assessment, skin care, or other appropriate activities.

A clean and cost-effective alternative to using plaster or fiberglass for serial casting applications, the Turtlebrace Wrist Brace has many uses, including:

‣ Night splinting

‣ Serial casting for tendinitis or repetitive stress injuries

‣ Short-term immobilization after injury or surgery

‣ Immobilization for neuromotor retraining

The low-temperature thermoplastic core offers precise control during molding, allowing the clinician to stabilize and position the joint easily and quickly. The great flexibility of the components stabilizes the joint more easily and with more precision than a traditional brace or cast.

The Turtlebrace Wrist Brace zippered front provides easy donning and doffing — allowing for a full range of normal daily activities, and increasing the likelihood of wearer/caregiver compliance. 

The low-temperature thermoplastic core offers precise control during molding, to stabilize and position the joint easily and quickly. The great flexibility of the components stabilizes the joint more easily and with more precision than a traditional brace or cast.

It can be reshaped many times, allowing the fitting clinician to make adjustments for fit, comfort, physical changes to the limb, and to adapt to clinical progress.

Brace Warming Options:
Oven
Hot packs
Hair dryer (you supply the box enclosure)
NO MICROWAVE

The Turtlebrace is a single patient class 1 medical device (Health Canada MDEL 7450 and CE certified), and should only be used by a qualified clinical professional.

Benefits and Features

→ Warmed and molded directly on the limb for precise, comfortable fit.

→ Radiotransparent to allow for imaging without removal.

→ Washable and submersible, can be worn in swimming or bathing. Core material is perforated for quick drying.

→ Can be rewarmed and remolded multiple times.

→ Thin ⅛-inch (3.2 mm) profile can be worn under sleeves.

→ Cover material is antibacterial to reduce odor.

→ Core material is a compostable eco-friendly plastic.

Indications

✓ Stable fractures needing support

✓ Sprains

✓ Post-op immobilization

✓ Immobilization for neuromotor
retraining

✓ Tendinitis

Precautions

Do not heat the brace over 100°C (210°F) or you can damage the fabric and/or the zipper.

Let the brace cool slightly after softening, and test the temperature against the back of your hand before placing it on the client. If it's too hot to handle with bare hands, it's too hot to place on the client.

Handle with caution when warmed. 

A standard heat gun can easily burn or deform the fabric covering; use the lowest setting (or a hair dryer) to soften the brace in spots for adjustment.

DO NOT store the brace in heated spaces, such as a closed car, or a sunny window sill.

Care Instructions

Hand wash in lukewarm water (35°C • 95°F maximum). Use gentle detergent if needed. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap traces. Air dry.

Shipping

Our current order processing time is 3-5 working days. Please note that this is the time it takes for us to prepare your order for shipment. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information. Delivery times vary depending on your location and the shipping method selected during checkout.

Returns, Exchanges, Warranties

This product is subject to our standard Company Policies regarding returns, exchanges, and warranties.