What is EXOS Bracing?
Exos is a revolutionary, thermoformable technology, offering
an adjustable and re-formable solution for the wrist. The Exos advanced
technology allows you to mold the brace for the best possible fit for maximum
comfort and stabilization. The thermoformable material is light-weight,
waterproof and can be easily cleaned.
What is the Exos Short Arm Brace with BOA?
The BOA reel and lace closure system offers adjustability
over the whole of the brace at the same time. When twisting the BOA reel the
lacing will evenly tighten and tension to create a custom fit to your wrist
shape. This also allows expansion for initial swelling to reduce the risk of
compartment swelling when other bracing or casts can cause restriction. The
brace can be fully removed (or not with the BOA locking system) to allow for
daily wearing, examination of the joint or initiation of rehabilitation and
When do I need an Exos Short Arm Brace with BOA?
The Exos short arm Brace can be used primarily for
non-displaced fractures to the distal radius or distal ulna, and for minor
injuries as well as for post-operative support as well as cartilage tears in
the wrist, radio-carpal ligament injuries, wrist sprains or strains where
restriction of movement is required in arthritis, carpal tunnel and repetitive
strain injury (RSI).
When can I wear my Exos Short Arm Brace with BOA?
Its waterproof so can be worn in the shower or bath, can be
used in the swimming pool or can be used on active people (or children) for
everyday activities but be hand washed when needed. The material is
antimicrobial treated to reduce odor and it can be dried with a hairdryer or
stood on a radiator to dry out completely afterwards.
Please note this product cannot be returned once heated and
formed unless damaged. Please call the office at 800-580-9887 for any issues.
How do I fit the Exos Brace?
Open and unfold brace.
Proper heating temperature is 90°C (a very cool oven)
Heat brace in Exos™ oven approximately 3-4 minutes or until
brace is pliable. Brace should not be too hot to handle comfortably.
Ensure that skin is completely dry before application.
Fit brace on patient.
Remove slack in lace by tightening Boa Knob. Caution: Do
not tighten brace fully until brace has returned to room temperature otherwise
indentations in plastic may occur.
Mold brace into desired position.
Hook-and-loop fastener strap may be secured in the desired
Once brace has hardened, the Boa® Knob may be tightened to
desired tension. Warning: The brace should not be worn too tightly. This may
produce excessive mechanical force or shear forces to the skin.