Perforation and Thickness Guide
Klarity supplies a wide range of thermoplastics to meet the need of therapists for creating splints, orthoses and braces. The following provides information on the various applications and recommended uses for different thickness and perforation patterns. To see the different types of thermoplastics Klarity offers, please see our Thermoplastic Comparison Guide. For more information or specific questions please contact us.
Non-Perforated Provides maximum support. Ideal for upper and lower extremity splints, braces, and spasticity ambulation and burn splints.
Perforated (1% and 5%) Allows some ventilation. May slightly reduce support and weight. Materials soften up faster when heating. Great for static, dynamic and progressive type splints and fracture braces.
Extra-Perforation (12% and 19%) Provides greater ventilation and is lightweight for increased comfort and compliance. Softens and cools faster. An excellent choice for finger and hand-based splints, non-weight bearing splints, and arthritis splints.
1.6mm (1/16") and 2.0mm (1/12")
Provides lighweight support. Ideal for pediatrics, finger and hand based splints and light arthritis splints.
Provides moderate support. Ideal for static, dynamic or progressive splints where less weight is desired such as arthritis, thumb, hand and wrist splints.
3.2mm (1/8") and 4.0mm (1/6")
Provides stability and firm support. Ideal for static, dynamic or progressive splinting of extremities, especially for positioning and holding joints affected by spasticity, abnormal tone or contractures. Also useful for fracture bracing and trunk immobilization.