Patientinformation

When should I go to the doctor immediately?
What can I do with my cast?
What can I do to optimize the healing process?
Where do I get a MOKcast?
Dear Patient,

Your, often negative, comments about conventional plaster-casts have caused this new fracture treatment to be developed.
Maybe You have had a fracture and had to wear a plaster-cast? If yes, You have the opportunity for direct comparison.

The MOKcast bandage was developed especially for You and offers You a number of advantages. Use them from the first day of treatment to optimize the healing process. Stay active and aid Your recovery:


FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR DOCTOR !
He knows the extent of Your injury best and gives You the instructions needed for an optimal healing process.


When should I go to the doctor immediately?
Even with a professionally applied MOKcast there can be circumstances which make it necessary to seek medical help immediately!
Listen to Your body's signals if the MOKcast feels too tight. Don't wait until they develop into numbness or tingling sensations. In a few minutes Your doctor can adapt Your MOKcast to a comfortable fit. Through this complications such as serious pain, pressure sores, nerve damage or circulation problems can be avoided.


What can I do with my cast?
The MOKcast has many advantages for You compared with a plaster-cast.

USE THEM !


The cast is ready to weightbear and breaksafe after 30 minutes.
You can wear Your normal clothes, in a lot of cases even normal shoes or sandals.
You can move around freely. MOKcast bandages are extremely lightweight and still breaksafe.
ACTIVITY IS LIFE !
Your support-bandage is waterproof. But wet padding-material underneath the cast can cause skin damage. Ask Your doctor or plaster-technician if You are allowed to shower or bath with You support-bandage.
Your skin can breath under the cast, because the support-bandage is porous and breathable.
REMOVE YOUR CAST ONLY WITH YOUR DOKTOR`S PERMISSION !
Your MOKcast is washable, even in the washing-machine (warm / 40 C).
If Your doctor has allowed You to remove and reapply Your cast, You can enjoy the comfort of a clean MOKcast for weeks.
If needed it can be blow-dried (warm setting).
You can be X-rayed with the normal dose of radiation without removing our bandage first.


What can I do to optimize the healing process?

Aid Your recovery by taking an active part in life:

ACTIVITY IS LIFE !


Even with a immobilized part of Your body You should stay active.
Train all joints that are not stabilized by MOKcast and help to prevent thrombosis and muscle-atrophy.

Your joints near the cast and the musclegroups around it stay fit if You -in accordance with Your doctor- do the following exercises a few times daily.
All exercises should be done repeatedly and up to 10 times per day.



On principle all stabilized extremities (arms and legs) should be held or rested in a raised position. This prevents swelling and helps to avoid the feeling of tightness in the cast.
Have You got a MOKcast on the upper extremity?

Move the free fingers. Close the fingers to a fist and open them again. Spread and close the fingers.
A free elbow should be bent and stretched. Hold Your elbow at least at shoulderlevel and spread Your arm.
With a free shoulder lift both arms and rotate the shoulder joint.
Have You got a MOKcast on the lower extremity?


Not stabilized toes need frequent movement. Wriggle, stretch and bend them. This helps to prevent a thrombosis.
Elevate Your leg as often as possible.
Your foot should be higher than Your heart.
Don't put Your foot under the table, put it on it !
With a free knee straighten Your leg while sitting and then lower it slowly.
Rotate Your hips frequently during the day.


Where do I get a MOKcast?
Luckily there are even more doctors and hospitals who don't use plaster-cast any more.
A list with doctors and clinics that use MOKcast bandages instead of plaster splints is in process. You will be able to find it under "Link".

Ask your doctor if he can treat you with MOKcast.

GET WELL SOON !

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