Economy / Ecology

The economical rating of the stabilizing plaster or cast bandage is normally calculated on the price of a roll of plaster or on the unit price of a cast bandage.
In Germany a rigid cast is about three times more expensive than the classic plaster cast.
But considering the total material cost of the different stabilizing bandages MOKcast is the most convincing option.

MOKcast lowers the material cost of a whole therapy by 60%, compared to the conventional methods !

In the view of this economic advantages a purchase policy based solely on the list- or roll-price seems very shortsighted, because the cheaper product (plaster) has high follow-on costs. In the end the cost of the therapy is the deciding factor.
Because the changing of cast is, in most cases, not necessary any more, this has a positive effect on the time used in treating the patient and on the labor-time-factor for the user.

MOKcast reduces the labor-time factor for the user by 50 - 66%, depending on the diagnoses !

If the disposal costs for plaster and rigid-cast bandages are added on the material costs, more arguments appear for the definitive, straight-through cast.

MOKcast reduces the amount of waste by around 80%, compared to the conventional methods !

This does not only help the environment, but also lowers the cost of waste-disposal.
Another positive ecological aspect of MOKcast is the material used (Polyester). Because MOKcast can be cut with normal bandages scissors the oscillating saw is obsolete for the removal of the cast.
For years now, the carcinogenic effect and the alveolar permeability of the plaster dust have been under discussion.
Different oscillating saws are now being sold with an in-built suction unit for the dust.

MOKcast reduces the purchase and follow-on cost for a treatment method !

Not only the oscillating saw but a lot of other plaster manipulating instruments (plaster shears, plaster spreaders, plaster benders..) are redundant. The only instrument needed for a MOKcast application is a normal pair of bandage scissors.
The purchase and maintenance of a waste-trap, to prevent plaster getting into the sewerage system, is not necessary any more, a normal sink or water bucket are enough.
The frequency of cleaning the plaster room and the inventory is much reduced with the MOKcast technique compared to the plaster technique. The cast does not cause sediment deposits like plaster, does not drip and does not produce dust, which settles on the inventory, during the application.

In normal case, the disposal of the MOKcast bandage can happen through the normal household waste !

The polyester used can be deposited in the normal household waste or be disposed off in a furnace. In contrast to plaster or fiberglass casts it burns completely. If the bandage is contaminated with blood or other, even infections, body secretions it should be disposed of separately in the furnace.

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