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How to Choose the Best Casting Tape

Fiberglass casting tape is strong, durable and easy to work with, so it’s no surprise medical professionals consistently choose fiberglass over other materials.

But choosing the best fiberglass casting tape can be tricky because not all products are made the same. There are several factors that affect how easy the tape is to apply, how well it performs and how comfortable it is for the patient.

Below we’ve outlined some key components to look for to ensure you’re using the best casting tape available.

Acquisition Makes Carolina Narrow Fabric the Only Medical Splinting & Casting Manufacturer in the U.S.A.

(Winston-Salem, NC – July 25, 2018) — Two North Carolina companies, one whose founder helped the other get into business, are now combining their forces to stand strong against global competitors. In the process, they are not only retaining, but also expanding, one of the remaining textile-related manufacturers in the state and will emerge as the only medical splinting and casting company with manufacturing activities in the U.S.

CNF Medical, a subsidiary of Carolina Narrow Fabric (CNF), which manufactures its Performance Casting® and Performance Splinting® brands in its ISO 9001 and 13485-certified facility in Winston-Salem, N.C., is acquiring the splinting and casting assets of Parker Medical Associates of Charlotte.

Everything you need to know about Total Contact Casting

What it is:
Total contact casting (or TCC) is a casting technique used to treat diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot foot. In TCC, the entire cast is in total contact with the affected leg. (Pro tip: Use lightweight, fiberglass casting tape rather than the heavier plaster alternative. With such a large area to cover, every ounce counts!). To be effective, the cast must follow the exact contours of the foot, so you’ll want to use the most pliable casting tape you can find. CNF Medical’s Performance Casting® Plus fiberglass cast tape offers a multi-directional, three-plane stretch instead of the typical two-plane stretch, making it the ideal choice for TCC.