Zero-Cast Wx Fracture Stabilisation
Zero-Cast Wx is a state-of-the-art fracture stabilization system. It offers clinicians and their patients a tamper-proof, lightweight, adjustable, hygienic, waterproof solution for the treatment of wrist fractures and injuries requiring stabilization.
Stabilized Fracture (3-point fixation) - Functional Joint
The Zero-Cast Wx design is motivated by Prof Sir John Charnley’s 3-point fracture fixation research and Professor Augusto Sarmiento’s work on functional cast bracing. Using advanced materials and modern manufacturing techniques, Zero-Cast engineers and the principle designing surgeon were able to create a system that stabilises the fracture while retaining joint function (see illustration below).
Downsides Of Existing Treatment Options
- Heavy, itchy, smelly
- Bathing or showering difficult
- Lengthy application time
- Joint stiffness & skin irritation common
- Awkward, bulky & cumbersome
- Difficult to wear normal clothing
- Removal can be traumatic for patients
SPLINTING & BRACING
- Less stable
- Easily tampered with
- Unable to get wet (showering/bathing)
- May restricts unaffected joints
- Lower patient-compliance
- Less secure
- Potentially more painful
Ordering - Zero-Cast Wx
Zero-Cast Wx is available in 4 sizes (right & left). Order inquiries via the contacts page.
To apply the device, each clinic requires a toolbox (includes a tamper-proof screwdriver & sizing-guide). They are available from your local distributor.
PDAC's HCPCS Code Verification
An official code verification letter is available (download link adjacent) for the listed Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code(s) for billing the four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) as applies for USA reimbursement.