ActivArmor™ at JOI
JOI Now Offers ActivArmor at JOI San Marco and JOI Baptist South locations.
To schedule an appointment or for more information contact JOI San Marco Rehabilitation (904) 858-7045 or JOI Baptist South Rehabilitation (904) 288-9491. Please watch this ActivArmor video to find out more about this product.
Unexpected injuries and broken bones are debilitating and tend to halt life and active lifestyles. ActivArmor™ empowers patients with the freedom to be able to maintain their active lifestyles while an injury or broken bone is healing. Experience the new way to heal from sprains and breaks that JOI and ActivArmor™ offer! This casting is now available at the JOI San Marco and JOI Baptist South Rehab locations.
Check out this Video of ActivArmor™ in Action
ActivArmor can be used in athletic practices and competitions. If your an athlete, this product will keep you in the game or practice. The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is always ready to offer new technologies to help our patients heal faster. We believe that this innovative cast can safely allow you do more while you are healing from an injury.
What is ActivArmor™
ActivArmor™ is a Colorado based company specializing in custom-fit 3D casts and splints. ActivArmor™’s use of 3D scanning technology allows each patient to receive a perfectly fitted device specific to their body’s injury. This casting was started from the idea of founder and CEO, Diana Hall. Hall, a chemical engineer, was inspired to transform the world of casting and support devices. Her ideas for casts started with an outreach program she was running. While running the program she encountered many children who had splints and casts in poor condition. Therefore, many of these children struggled to keep the medical supports clean and dry. Finally, Hall went on a quest to reform traditional cast and splinting methods, ActivArmor™ was born. We are proud to team up with this innovative company to offer you an alternative to traditional casting.
What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing. It is a manufacturing process where a 3D printer creates three-dimensional objects. In addition to, depositing materials layer by layer in accordance to the object’s 3D digital model. Finally, each of these layers can be seen as a thin slices of the horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. In conclusion, 3D printing enables you to produce complex yet functional shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
How ActivArmor™ Benefits Patients
ActivArmor™ is a support device tailored to fit each patient’s unique body. The revolutionary 3D scanning technology allows custom-fit medical casts. Unlike traditional casting methods, it is fabricated with light-scanning and computer 3-D imaging. It uses a high temperature plastic. In other words, this new technology ensures each patient receives a unique and precisely fit device. The healing options allow for specific mapping to the contours of the limb or injuries requiring stabilization and support. Therefore, it is the first and only custom-made waterproof splint available in the United States. Ultimately, this equips patients and physicians with faster, unique, healing specific methods. ActivArmor™ is more beneficial than a traditional cast during times such as cold, Covid 19 and flu season. It allows for those wearing it to properly wash their hands and have good hygiene. Finally, ActivArmor™ is great for athletes, children, and post-surgical patients.
Benefits of an ActivArmor™ Cast
These are the benefits of this innovative way to cast.
- Waterproof Cast
- Breathable Cast Material
- Fixed or Removable Cast
- Custom Fabricated with Multiple Colors
- Improved Hygiene of the involved body part
Additional benefits include:
- Hygienic benefits including the ability to bathe and shower with it on to aid in reducing the risk of catching viruses such as the cold or flu.
- Reduced feelings of claustrophobia
- Improved skin condition and comfort
- Reduced irritation due to breath-ability and improved hygiene options. Traditional casts often start to smell from sweat and moisture.
- Reduced office time and visits for re-casting and re-fitting due to soggy casts and pressure points.
- Patients can have access to post-surgical incisions for wound dressing and follow-up care at home
Common Injury Uses for ActivArmor™
- Hand & Wrist Fractures
- Thumb Ligament injuries or Skier’s Thumb
- Joint Arthritis & Instability of the TMC joint
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Median or Ulnar Nerve Repairs
- Radial Nerve Palsy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist & Thumb Tendonitis
- Collateral Ligament Injuries
- Wrist Sprain & Instability
- TFCC Tendon Injuries and Repairs
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute is always looking for innovative technology to provide a better outcome. We feel that this new way of casting can really help improve your patient satisfaction. We know that after an injury, you want to return to work or activities quickly and safely. Participating in sports and other recreational activities is also a priority. What is important to you, is important to use as well.
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To schedule or get more information about ActivArmor at JOI San Marco or JOI South Rehab, please call 904-858-7045 or you can request an appointment at JOI.net.