A specifically designed L-shape, foam support, to raise and support the arm on the side of the patient’s operative side at a 90-degree arm raise position of forward flexion with a 90-degree bend at the elbow. The Arm Raise position support is manufactured from flexible polyurethane polyether foam, and has been individually cut using the CNC programmed laser cut method. It is covered with a seam sealed cover, manufactured from a very light, anti-static and soft, but durable, skin-friendly fabric, which is completely airtight and waterproof with elasticated velcro straps to strap the arm comfortably in a secure position.
This product can sustain the rubber cycle autoclave procedure, which is ideal for multiple client use. This high quality medical device is environmentally friendly, controls cross infection and makes it easy to perform the surgical procedure.
- Keeps the forearm in a secure 90-degree flexion position
- Reduces pain
- Supports and protects the affected lower extremity
- Helps control edema of the hand and arm following surgery or trauma
- Assists in normal blood circulation
- Reduces the risk of inflammation and expedites recovery
This support does not compress any neurovascular structures and secures the limb safely out of the way at a 90-degree arm raise position of forward flexion with a 90-degree bend at the elbow. When strapping to secure the arm, bring the first strap across the upper part of the arm. Bring the second strap up and over the forearm, be sure to pass the strap under the elbow, avoiding the ulnar nerve, and secure the strap. Bring the third and last strap, onto the patient’s non-operative side, up and above the forearm and finish below the patient on the operative side.
Polyurethane flexible foam (PUR). According to REACH Regulation (EU Regulation 1907/2006EC)
polyurethane foams have to be considered as ‘articles’. They are identified as industrial polymers. Polyurethane foams are not considered to be hazardous products, nor as preparations of dangerous substances.
Two-way stretch (less risk of pressure sores)
Waterproof (protection of the underlying cushion)
Impermeable to blood, urine (protection of the underlying cushion from fluid ingress and consequent deterioration of the cushion core)
Breathable (approximately 500g/m²/24h at 37°C/65% R.H. inverted cup method)
Disinfectable textile by just wiping the surface
Washable up to 40°C (reusable)
Tumbler resistant (low heat)
Flame retardant to BS7175 Crib 5 and X-ray transparent
Anti-static to BS2050 (operation theatres)
Medical-grade, vacuum pressure valve.
Commercial product name: Chirulen 1020.
These products are ‘articles’ according to the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH)
Manufactured out of:
Body and Moving Parts: Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW)
CAS number: 9002-88-4
O-Rings: Polybutadiene acrylonitrile rubber (nitrile rubber)
CAS number: 9005-98-5