A Video Guide to the Bubble-Forming Method Using Orfitrans
How to pull the perfect prosthetic sockets and liners
The bubble-forming method (or vacuum-forming method) is a great technique for pulling crystal clear check sockets as well as smooth prosthetic liners. In this step-by-step video guide, we show you the basic bubble-forming process for an effective prosthetic socket/liner. From the preparation of the positive mould to the actual bubble-forming.
Drape forming long-term orthoses with Orfitrans Excel
High-temperature orthoses offer long-term support for patients with chronic or permanent conditions. Read our drape forming tips for long-lasting orthoses that offer reliable stability and optimal comfort.
A check socket is an essential aid in the creation of a qualitative definitive socket that will last the patient many years. Taking the extra time to fit the patient with a check socket before fabricating their actual definitive socket truly pays off in the long term and offers both the patient and the prosthetist many advantages.
The drape forming method is a tried and tested method for the fabrication of prosthetic sockets, liners and orthoses. Discover our best drape forming tips and tricks and learn how to get optimal fabrication results from Orfitrans Excel.
A perfectly finished socket for optimal patient comfort
Once you have pulled a thermoplastic socket and let it cool down it is time to remove the socket from the positive mould and finish it in a few additional steps. Follow along as we take you through the steps to obtain a perfectly finished socket.
Tips and tricks for optimal prosthetic socket care
The maintenance of a prosthetic socket is fairly simple and straightforward, however, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Good maintenance will increase the longevity of the socket and prevent any possible skin problems.
Fabricating a comfortable and adaptable prosthesis
Each amputee needs a patient-specific approach when it comes to creating a suitable and supportive prosthetic socket. One component that makes a prosthesis highly patient-adaptable, is a flexible inner socket. And while it is not used in all instances, a flexible inner socket can have numerous benefits for both the patient and the prosthetist.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Moulding a Flexible Prosthetic Socket
Pull the perfect prosthetic sockets
In this guide, we explain how to expertly mould our flexible thermoplastic sheets for perfectly smooth and soft sockets. We share how to prepare the sheet, optimize your positive mould and some moulding tips so that you can make the most out of these advanced prosthetic socket materials.
How to mould a prosthetic socket using the bubble-forming method
The process of moulding a socket is often seen as an art and requires great skill of a prosthetist. The socket needs to conform perfectly to the patient's stump so that it feels comfortable but still offers the necessary support. Follow along as we take you through all the steps of moulding a prosthetic socket using the bubble-forming method.
The field of prosthetics has a long and rich history, dating back to the 5th Egyptian Dynasty (2750 - 2625 B.C.). The oldest practical prosthesis known to man is a toe made of wood and leather, which archaeologists found attached to the 3000-year old remains of an Egyptian noblewoman.
Get inspired by these 5 great Orfitrans uses by ‘Titan O&P Fabrications’
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,…
Orfitrans Excel – innovative PE-copolymer for orthotics and flexible prosthetic sockets
Orfit’s Orfitrans is a well-known range of thermoplastic materials for the production of check sockets and flexible sockets. Orfitrans Excel is the newest type of PE-copolymer that was added to the list. Like all other Orfitrans materials, Orfitrans Excel pulls easily, uniformly and the side walls will…