Features and Benefits of the SX405 Emergency Traction Splint

  • Indicated for treatment in proximal third and mid-shaft femoral fractures. As such, has a much broader range of application and use than other traction devices.

  • From field to hospital: The SX405 when applied, is radio lucent to all areas of a femoral fracture. Radio lucent design enables Xrays, MRI and CATSCANS to be taken without removing the splint.

  • Compact, robust and light weight – easily stored or carried in most backpacks. Folds into a 14” x 11” x 5” carry case.

  • Universal: fits adult or child (5th to 99th percentile of patients). One splint has the capacity to treat four different patient types.

  • Treats unilateral or bilateral fractures.

  • Rapid assembly. The SX405 unfolds and is ready to apply in under 15 seconds.

  • Rapid one-person application (can be applied in under 2.5 minutes). Frees other attendants for other patients or procedures.

  • Reduces further trauma and pain.

  • Promotes rapid recovery with fewer complications.

  • Applied in any position (patient can be nursed in any position).

  • Straight in-line traction. Alignment, traction and counter-traction is the same as that provided to patients in operating room theatres undergoing orthopedic surgical reductions and repair. As with surgical procedures, Sagers’ application of traction avoids point pressure on the sciatic nerve and related vascular structures – in the critical proximal third of femoral fractures. By design, Sager splints do not have a half-ring posteriorly: this eliminates any pressure on the sciatic nerve and most importantly eliminates the angulation of the fracture site, which occurs with most ischial pad splints.

  • Can be applied under or over Shock Trousers.

  • Stays within the body silhouette. Does not extend beyond the feet of an adult. Eliminates transport complications in helicopters, fixed wing, and van type ambulances. If the patient fits in a stokes basket – the Sager fits!

  • Super durable composite plastic construction – years of use – practically indestructible.

  • Quantifiable, Dynamic Traction™ (see brochure).

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