Using Orfitrans for 5 different O&P applications – examples by ‘Titan O&P Fabrications’

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Titan O&P Fabrications, based in Pflugerville (Texas, USA), is a longtime user of Orfitrans materials, our product range of high melting temperature thermoplastic materials. These materials are mainly used for the production of external orthoses and prosthetic sockets.

In this post, we highlight 5 different cases where Titan O&P uses Orfitrans for an O&P application.

1) Test Socket

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This is a test socket, made from Orfitrans Stiff 12 mm. Orfitrans Stiff is a very rigid, transparent material that will not break, crack or shatter when dropped, making it an excellent choice for the fabrication of a test socket.

2) Definitive Socket (Drape Formed)

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These sockets are definitive carbon sockets that have flexible Orfitrans liners. These liners are made from Orfitrans Excel 4 mm and are drape-formed. The socket on the left is an AK (above knee) socket, while the socket on the right is a BK (below knee) socket.

Titan O&P Fabrications also does a large variety of graphics on our prosthetic sockets.

3) Definitive Socket (Blister Formed)

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This is another definitive socket, where Orfitrans Excel is blister- (or bubble-) formed. For bubble-forming, a thicker material is needed than in the previous case where Orfitrans is merely used as a liner – in this case, Orfitrans Excel 12 mm is used.

Using specific lay-ups on their carbon fiber sockets, Titan can add more flexibility to specific areas to incorporate options such as the BOA closure system on the above AK socket.

4) Hip Socket

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This carbon hip socket is lined with Orfitrans Excel 5 mm which was drape formed. The flexible liner in the hip socket will offer the patent more comfort and control of the device.

5) Ankle Foot Orthosis

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Orfitrans is not only used for prosthetics. It is also a great material to fabricate an AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis). In the AFO that Titan O&P made, Orfitrans Excel 4 mm was used for the boot of the orthosis.

 

Other Orfitrans materials

Depending on your personal preferences, we also offer 2 different Orfitrans materials: Orfitrans Extra Soft and Orfitrans Extra Soft Silicone. These materials are especially used for prosthetic sockets and are the perfect choice when looking for a more flexible material with a smoother feel where the need to use powder to prevent stickiness is eliminated.

 

More information or questions?

Go to: Orfit website | Titan O&P website

If you have a question or comment, please send an email to welcome@orfit.com.

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