Orfit Industries has extended its already impressive orthotics product range with the innovative “OrfitransÒ Medium Soft,” made of stronger thermoplastic material offering optimal patient comfort.
The ORFITRANSÒ Medium Soft, to be used for both prosthetic transtibial (i.e. below-knee) check (or diagnostic) sockets as well as for lower limb orthoses, developed by Orfit’s own R&D team, completes the OrfitransÒ product range of high melting temperature thermoplastic materials for the production of external prosthetic check sockets.
Sensitive to market needs, Orfit has succeeded in developing “Medium Soft” inner socket material two times stronger than its commonly used materials. The new Medium Soft version can be submitted to pressures of approximately 75 MPa (megapascal, equivalent to 750 bar).
The new OrfitransÒ Medium Soft is available in sheets of different sizes and thicknesses (5/16, 3/8, 1/2 and 19/32 in.) depending on the patient’s physical condition. The material is considered to be rigid enough to give control and simultaneously offers sufficient flexibility to allow a certain range of motion.
Muscle movement, sometimes to be avoided, sometimes allowed, will also depend on the EVA-concentration level, i.e. strength of the used material.
Another benefit of the OrfitransÒ Medium Soft is that it deals with the effects of cold flow once and for all, meaning that no deformation will occur and that the socket will keep its shape over time. Donning and removing the socket is easy, due to the smoothness of the material and without requiring talcum powder.