These leg immobilisations are temporary, for analgesic purposes, to prevent fracture displacement or to help the resorption of oedema while waiting for definitive treatment (surgery or treatment without immobilisation) decided by a senior consultant in emergency situations, or they are replaced by long-lasting boots after surgery.
According to research carried out by the creator, who has obtained a patent, this temporary medical device is an innovation not yet existing on the market. Its use is very simple: the device is presented flat and it is simply unfolded into its final format. Installation and removal of the device are quick and safe: the saving gained in working time largely compensates its low cost. The studies carried out, first at the INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences), at the School of Engineering in Strasbourg, then at CIRTES, a research and development company in Saint Dié, and finally by the manufacturer, have made it possible to obtain the necessary solidity to ensure the device’s efficiency and reliability.