THE ORAPLACE CONTRACTURE TOOL LAUNCH
Posted by Sarah Schuman on 5/15/2023 to General Medical and Dental Information
We are proud to announce the launch of the OraPlace Contracture Tools. The OraPlace tools allow for preventative therapy to be applied shortly after a burn in acute care, providing a safe way to maintain facial motion as part of the healing process. The OraPlace tools also treat existing burn contractures with multidimensional stretching to specific areas as needed. They provide facial reanimation, low load prolonged stretching (LLPS), and improved lip closure.
What is Microstomia
How to Measure MIO
opening) is the distance between the central incisors when the mouth is fully open.
Average MIO for adults is approx. 50mm. By measuring MIO, a therapist can determine
if a patient is WNL or has trismus. ROM (Range-of-Motion) is the maximum distancethe mandible moves. ROM and MIO may be different, e.g. patients with an open bite.
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DynaClose strips are designed to close skin defects up to 5cm in width. The strips are clear elastomeric anchored by an adhesive fabric tape on either side. They provide an easy and non-invasive method to close retracted or dehisced wounds.
DynaStretch strips are designed to provide external pre-surgical skin expansion over an area of planned excision up to 5cm wide. New surplus skin may be consistent with the surrounding tissue and can be used to span a tissue defect created by surgical excision.
SutureSafe® Strips - Improve Cosmetic Outcomes & Prevent Dehiscence
SutureSafe is an improvement over static tape to support closed wounds, particularly for areas of increased movement.
It dynamically bridges and supports closure of surgical incisions, allowing a cushion of skin movement while still pulling
the wound margins together with gentle appositional traction.
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LEARN & EARN!!! SLP CMH REMOTE IN-SERVICE: Oral Complications of Head & Neck Cancer Care -- Trismus, Xerostomia, Mucositis & Dysphagia
Speech pathologist, Sarah Schuman, is providing a free in-service on trismus, xerostomia, mucositis and dysphagia in HNC cancer patients. The in-service takes approximately 1-hour and you will have the ability to ask all of your HNC rehab questions!
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