The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is an effective and easy to use device for the treatment of rib fractures. It quickly reduces pain and increases the forced vital capacity. It decreases the paradoxical thoracic movement, if present, and reduces the risk of late complications. The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is easy to apply securely in the correct position on fractured site. The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is also comfortable to wear, hypoallergenic and X-ray transparent.
The Chrisofix® Chest Orthisis has to be applied only after precise localisation of the fractured ribs by a clinician. The rough adjustment of the splint has to be performed on the non-injured side of the patient. The splint should only be bent and must not be cut. The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is for a single use of about ten days. For longer treatment a new splint might be necessary and should be applied by your clinician.
Before sticking the Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis to the chest, all hair needs to be removed by shaving and the skin cleaned (degreased).
The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is not sterile, it should not be used on an open wound.
Two sizes are available
Small S (12 x 17 cm)
Large L (17 x 17 cm)
The main component of the patented Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is a thin, corrugated aluminium core covered with non allergenic polyethylene foil and cotton laminated polyethylene coat. They can be applied and perfectly fitted to the injured body part within one minute, without water or heat. The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis limits the mobility of the injured body part. This promotes healing and reducing the amount of pain suffered.
Respiratory functional tests were conducted on Chrisofix® treated patients. The figure attached shows that improvement of the forced vital capacity (FVC) became significantly accelerated starting as early as within the first hour of the treatment. Use of the chest orthosis can shorten the hospitalisation of rib fracture patients. Chrisofix® treated patients spend on average 2.2 fewer days hospitalised and is a cost effective treatment for rib fractures.
The Chrisofix® Chest Orthosis is now available to buy in Australia. You can order online now and the order will be sent express next working day delivery to you. A small splint for 1 to 3 fractured ribs and a large for more than 3 fractured ribs.
If you are a pharmacy or a hospital emergency department that wishes to stock these, please email us a purchase order so we arrange for shipping to you.
Check out this video about the Chrisofix rib splint for broken or fractured ribs.
New products are coming soon!
The technology and product ranges for pre-hospital, hospital and therapy use have been developed by Dr Kalman Bolla, founder of Chrisofix® AG Ltd Switzerland. Since 1995, Chrisofix® AG Ltd has been continuously extending its range by developing new products, manufactured to meet ISO 13485:2016 standards.
The Chrisofix® technology provides a cast this is stable and mouldable at the same time. It allows you to create orthoses quickly adjustable and re-adjustable without water or heat in seconds.
Chrisofix® products have a unique stable and formable semicircular core fixed to the limb with textile and corrugated aluminum core-containing straps to ensure stable circular fixation for the limb with the orthosis.
Chrisofix® orthoses provide unique therapeutic approaches for indications in which repeatedly applied real immobilisation for shorter periods of time is the objective of the fixation therapy.
Habitual overnight immobilisation, or regularly interruptions of long lasting immobilisation for daily hygiene or controlled physiotherapy. This can help healing time and reduce pain drug usage.
The Chrisofix® orthoses provide semicircular or circular stable fixation.
The Chrisofix® orthoses are stable and formable at the same time.
They are adjustable and re-adjustable without water or heat, in seconds. Their re-adjustment is possible also directly on the patient. They are suitable for treatment for carpal tunnel, thumb joint pain and tendonitis hand.
The initial care of injured and/or surgically treated extremities often includes a temporary and subsequent repeated splinting or casting.
For mainly economic reasons, plaster of Paris is still the most frequently used device for this purpose. Chrisofix® has made a splint line for limb surgery. Orthotic devices for the ankle, knee, elbow and forearm are available improving hygiene for the patient.
Habitual nightly immobilisation reduces the life disturbing pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Saddle Joint Osteoarthritis and reduces dependancy on pain medicines and improve day time usage of the affected hand. Signiﬁcantly more efﬁcient treatment can be provided by the Chrisoﬁx® orthoses, which ensure a circular stable ﬁxation like plaster of Paris.
Brochures and clinical studies
Chrisofix Complete Product Catalogue (pdf)Download
Chrisofix Childrens Product Catalogue (pdf)Download
Chrisofix Key Benefits Introduction Brochure (pdf)Download
Chrisofix Rib Orthosis (Chest Splint) Brochure (pdf)Download
Chrisofix Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Orthosis (pdf)Download
Chrisofix Saddle Joint Osteoarthritis Orthosis Brochure (pdf)Download
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome conservative interventions study (pdf)Download
Saddle Joint Osteoarthritis Orthosis Study (pdf)Download
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