NOW IN CANADA!
A safe and touch-free 30 second 3D body image scan is taken of the patient's limb, and a custom brace is made specifically for the patient's unique injury or condition or lifestyle. Removable (like a splint) or fixed (like a cast), physicians are using ActivArmor for both acute injuries and chronic conditions. The exact fit allows the tissues to remain in the desired position for optimal rest and healing, and observation or treatment of skin, post-surgical hardware and incisions are performed easily. the custom design gives doctors the freedom to immobilize or expose ANY specific area, which in not possible with prefabricated devices.
A Quick Turnaround! – Patients requiring immobilization for acute injuries without swelling, for chronic conditions, and sports support can be scanned immediately, and will receive their ActivArmor device in as little as 2 business days, allowing them to continue with normal lifestyle activities while healing.
Patients with acute injuries and those requiring post-operative immobilization often have edema, and are placed into a temporary compression splint or bi-valved cast for a few days until their follow-up appointment. Once the swelling has gone down, the patient can then be scanned and returned to their temporary solution until their ActivArmor device comes. ActivArmor allows patients to return to more normal lifestyle activities from the post-edema phase of healing through the typical post-cast splinting phase.
Dr. Karim Ravji is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) specializing in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders. This includes foot and ankle trauma, surgery, biomechanics, diabetes, dermatology, and infection.He obtained a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, followed by Graduate School in the US culminating in training and a surgical residency in the department of orthopedics at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation..
"Activarmor casts and braces are an amazing breakthrough in healthcare technology that can affect so many people!The casts are light, airy and breathable allowing less bacterial colonization of the skin. You can monitor surgical incision sites for healing or open wounds. You can apply bone stimulators to the skin to heal underlying fractures faster. And best of all, the high end ABS plastic used in the casts make them recyclable! Finally a solution to fracture immobilization that diverts used casts from landfills; just throw the used cast into your blue bin!! Such a simple and elegant idea with a huge reach"
Carl Murray is a Licensed Practical Nurse with Advanced Education in Orthopedics. His primary professional role has been to apply casts and splints to patients who need immobilization for broken limbs, so he brings many relevant skills to ActivArmor Canada Inc.!
He completed his Nursing Diploma through Medicine Hat College in 2014 and went on to specialize in orthopedic injuries and pathology at Norquest College in Edmonton. He brings over 7 years of combined nursing/orthopedic tech experience from working on orthopedic trauma units and in various emergency departments in Calgary. In addition, he is a Certified ActivArmor Scanning Tech!
"I have a passion for orthopedics and believe ActivArmor casts allow my patients to live the high quality life they are used to, even when dealing with the unfortunate event of a broken limb."
Common Diagnoses appropriate for ActivArmor may include:
Cost of ActivArmor to the Patient
The cost to a patient may be very similar to custom 3D splints which you may already be prescribing. But the advantages of the ActivArmor device are such that patients can typically see the value of any additional billing, and are willing to accept an upcharge for the many benefits of this solution. ActivArmor MSRP available here.
NOTE: ActivArmor is an approved Class 1 medical device that is fully or partially covered by many of the available private insurance plans in Canada, including WCB!
Becoming an ActivArmor Provider
To be an ActivArmor Provider in Canada, a prescribing Doctor/Clinic must acquire the ActivArmor Scanning Package, which consists of a TechMed3D BodyScan Scanner, (which is by far the most accurate body scanner in its class) as well as a preconfigured graphics laptop and a TechMed3D footboard scanning implement.
We may have Authorized ActivArmor Agents in your area, who are Certified in ActivArmor Scanning and have the package - they welcome the opportunity to introduce the ActivArmor concept to your clinic, and professionally handle the scanning services on your behalf - so you can still earn referral fees without the investment in the required equipment.
If you just want to get familiar with ActivArmor devices with out the BodyScan investment, we also offer an iPhone App Scan program through our proprietary iPhone App Software (iPhone 10 or newer). This app can be used to provide more basic forearm and hand scans, when coupled with some physical measurements (cannot be used for AFO or Long Arm scans). For more information on the introductory iPhone App, please check out this Physicians Flyer.
We provide you with a "Clinic Kit" to help you get started with this technology!
Within the kit, you will find:
If you are interested in becoming an Authorized ActivArmor Provider, and receiving our Clinic Kit, please complete the Provider Application.
We are currently setting up providers across Canada. Do you want to lead the way in your region with the latest in 3D printed custom orthoses? Contact ActiArmor Canada Inc.!
Using the TechMed3D BodyScan Scanner, a provider is conducting a typical forearm scan for a patient. This scan provides a precision detailed image of the limb, which allows our prothesis designer to create a one of a kind cast/splint custom fitted to a 0.5mm tolerance.
In this video, a provider, using a specially designed footboard, and the TechMed BodyScan Scanner, is obtaining a precision image of the ankle foot region of a patient. This will allow the creation of a form fitted ankle/foot lower leg cast/splint (non-weight bearing).
Now available! The newly created ActivArmor App for scanning of forearms/wrists/hands, using an iPhone! (10 or newer). Scan can be conducted by physician or assistant (prescription for ActivArmor Cast/Splint with design specific requirements must be issued). Scan file is then uploaded directly to ActivArmor for design and fabrication, and couriered back to the provider's clinic.