Care Company is the sole supplier of the Chrisofix rib splint in Australia. In the event of a fractured or broken ribs, this innovative splint maintains rib support and aids your healing. It holds the ribs in position by acting like an external cast and reduces your pain quickly.

The Chrisofix rib splint is made using high-quality materials and is comfortable to wear for up to 10 days. It is an effective way to relieve the pain from broken ribs and speed up the healing process. It increases patient mobility and reduces the risk of further complications.

Simply by applying the patch on the skin, the rib splint sticks to the skin and holds the ribs in place. The size of splint needed will depend on the number of fractured or broken ribs.

Therapeutic Goods Administration – TGA registered ARTG 308679

If you have any questions, call us on 1800 28 44 46. Alternatively, email us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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Rib fracture orthosis

The Chrisofix Chest Splint is an effective, safe and easy-to-use device for the treatment of rib fractures. It quickly reduces pain and helps improve lung capacity reducing the risk of pneumonia and other complications.

Reduces pain immediately!

The splint is for a single use of about 10 days. For longer treatment a new splint might be necessary. Made since 2004, the Chrisofix rib splint is used all over the world. It is not a rib wrap; it immobilises the fractured ribs to help them heal more quickly.

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Why does it work?

The main component of the splint is a thin, corrugated aluminium core covered with non allergenic polyethylene foil and cotton laminated polyethylene coat.  It is comfortable to wear, hypoallergenic and X-ray transparent.

Chrisofix chest orthosis (rib splint) for fractured ribs – summary of benefits

The Chrisofix Chest Orthosis (rib splint) is an effective and easy-to-use device for the treatment of rib fractures. It quickly reduces pain and increases the forced vital capacity (FVC).

It decreases the paradoxical thoracic movement, if present, and reduces the risk of late complications. It is easy to apply securely in the correct position on the fractured rib site. The orthosis is also comfortable to wear, hypoallergenic and X-ray transparent.

Major benefits:

  • Faster pain reduction
  • Less painkiller needed
  • Accelerated recovery of respiratory function
  • Shorter hospitalisation
  • Reduced risk of pneumonia
  • Transparent to X-rays
  • Patient can take a shower with it
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Two sizes available

Reduces the risk of complications

Respiratory functional tests were conducted on Chrisofix treated patients.
The graph shows that improvement of the forced vital capacity (FVC, lung capacity) significantly accelerated starting from the first hour of treatment.

For one to seven ribs

Two sizes are available:

  • Small S (12 x 17 cm) for up to three fractured ribs
  • Large L (17 x 17 cm) for three or more fractured ribs.

The splint is easy to apply securely in the correct position.

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Where to get a splint from?

The splint is now available in Australia. To order, call 1800 28 44 46 and it will be sent by express next working day delivery.

Get in touch!

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