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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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.
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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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