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Leg Cylinders

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Leg Extension


 

Also referred to as neofract leg cylinder, orfizip or leg extension splint.

Purpose
• To provide a rigid but removable support
• To hold leg in an extended (straight) position when resting and /or mobile


Reason for fitting
• Some leg fractures
• Infected or failed knee replacements
• Knee arthrodesis (fusion)
• To serially (gradually) stretch a stiff knee joint. This is often used to supplement a physiotherapy programme
• Any condition that requires the leg to be held in a straight position whilst allowing access to limb
• Occasionally fitted post Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair to maximise straightening of the knee

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Leg Extension Splint