keywords: thermoplastic casting material, polypropylene foam, prosthetic leg mold
The thermoplastic splint is a prosthetic leg mold that is made of polypropylene foam. It has heat-activated plastic properties that allow it to set around the patient's stump or residual limb.
The physician will use the thermoplastic splint to form a mold of the patient's limb using heat-activated plastic properties.
The final product then becomes an end product that provides support and protection for the stump or residual limb during rehabilitation.
This allows for physical therapy without any restrictions, while also reducing any negative impact on a person’s skin and muscles from prolonged contact with a foam prosthetic leg mold.