• Lighter

    Plaster casts are thick and heavy, weighing down the whole arm and putting a strain on the neck and shoulder. A thermoplastic splint is extremely light, while still being strong and durable.

  • Waterproof

    Thermoplastic Splints are waterproof.
    Plaster casts are absorbent, and will fall apart if they get too wet. A thermoplastic splint, on the other hand, can be worn in the shower, while swimming, or even when scuba diving!