Summer is a time for getting active and outdoors! Sometimes this means a mishap for someone in the family and a broken bone is …
Summer is a time for getting active and outdoors! Sometimes this means a mishap for someone in the family and a broken bone is the result! The last thing you want is 6 weeks in a heavy plaster cast that cannot get wet….
At Coastal Family Health our experienced family doctors can have your injury assessed quickly and arrange for an immediate X–ray. If a fracture is confirmed you can have a waterproof cast applied straight away. Our doctors stay up to date with the latest in fracture treatment and are capable of managing all simple fractures.
Our practice has in stock the latest in waterproof casting technology. This means a light waterproof, durable and comfortable cast that looks good too!!
(check out the bright modern colors)
We use the Nemoa product to produce the cast. Nemoa is made of polyester knitted tape. This forms a cast that is very light, easily applied and hardens quickly to provide a strong cast ensuring fracture stability and quickly reducing pain. Under the cast we use a special water repellent padding which does not allow water to get trapped underneath, therefore no unwanted bad odours!
When its time to remove the cast this is done easily at our practice with a plaster saw. Nemoa is 100% polyester and so produces much less dust when cut and there are no harmful fiberglass fibers to worry about.
Check out the photos from our recent casting workshop!