XK Method

Documentation necessary to know to apply IMUR & XKAST systems

XK Method

Use in hospital emergencies:

The patient in the emergency department is immobilized at the medical discretion with IMUR and an elastomeric band or as a substitute, a Coban / Crepe bandage.

After 7/10 days, once the edema has subsided, it can be permanently replaced with an XKAST splint if conservative treatment is chosen.

If surgical treatment is chosen, the IMUR splint will be maintained until the date of surgery, and subsequently, until the edema decreases (7/10 days).

Use in external centers (orthopedic centers, recovery centers, physiotherapy centers, etc.):

Usually in outpatient consultations the patient comes after enough days have elapsed so that the edema is no longer present, in this way the XKAST splint can be implanted without intermediate treatment with IMUR.

Recommendations for IMUR use:

Since it is used in the acute post-traumatic or post-surgical phase, the tension given to the immobilization bandage (elastomeric bandage, Coban, Crepe) must be verified 10/15 minutes after its placement to avoid problems of venous return (excess pressure). strain).

As in any post-trauma immobilization, the same rules for preventing edema must be followed:

- Elevated extremity
- Frequent mobilization of free fingers

Recommendations for use XKAST:

Although the surface that allows XKAST to be left free is very large, if the basic anti-post-trauma edema rules are not met (Limb raised, Frequent mobilization of free fingers), the phenomenon of window edema may not occur. Therefore, it is mandatory to carry out said protocol.

Advantages of IMUR/XKAST:

- Transparent radius
- Submersible / waterproof
- Breathable
- Light
- Anatomical
- Custom (XKAST)
- Facilitates control of wounds and infections
- Hygienic
- Allows you to travel by plane
- Allows physiotherapy treatment

Relative contraindications:

- Uncontrolled reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Lymphedema

*Uses to be assessed by the prescriber