DESIGNED ALONGSIDE SURGEONS TO IMPROVE ACHILLES RUPTURE RECOVERY.
Achilles Tendon Rupture Night Splint
4.5 out of 5
The ONLY splint for post Achilles rupture recovery. Aimed to improve sleep and make recovery more comfortable.
Night-time splint to ensure the foot is kept in plantar flexion (foot pointed down) for the first 3 months after an Achilles tendon tear.
Simply brilliant - and brilliantly simple
Clinical Director, London Foot and Ankle Centre
Currently, patients wear a large, outdoor, orthopaedic boot, day and night, for the 10 week rehabillitation. This is analagous to wearing hiking boots for 10 weeks, and sleeping in them...
Patients find these boots:
78% of patients found sleeping in the boot difficult and would therefore benefit from our night splint.
Solution (Patent Pending)
By sleeping and resting in a lightweight, comfort-focused splint, recovery becomes more bearable.
DO NOT STAND OR WALK IN THE SPLINT.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE STRAPS.
1. Point toes then place shell on leg. Ensure you cover foot but not toes. Fastening patch sits over ankle joint.
2. Do up leg and foot straps firmly but not too tight.
3. Position heel in hole of the final (ankle) strap.
4. Fasten firmly but not too tight.
"I recently began using the Thetis Night Splint overnight. My regular boot is good for daily use but very heavy and uncomfortable to sleep in - the night splint has been revolutionary for me! It keeps my foot perfectly in place but without being bulky, meaning I can sleep more comfortably with no fear of hurting my Achilles tendon. I would highly recommend everyone and anyone to use this product during your recovery from Achilles rupture."
Team GB Basketball Player
"The Thetis Night Splint is a lot slimmer and far more lightweight than the orthopaedic boot I was sleeping in. It allows me to move my leg more freely but still stops me from flexing my toes beyond a certain point, which is ideal whilst the tendon heals. The splint even comes in my favourite colour, so I was sold the minute I saw it!"
Team GB Weightlifter
"When I tore my own Achilles tendon, the hardest part of the recovery was having to wear the hospital boot in bed at night for many weeks. My only option was to make myself a splint using plaster-cast materials and make-shift straps. It is fantastic that Thetis Medical have produced this night-splint. It is certain to improve the recovery experience for patients."
Mr James Davis
Past President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Can you use the splint for Achilles tendonitis?
No, the splint is only used after rupture of the Achilles tendon. It is not suitable for broken bones, plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. The splint holds the foot pointed downwards, in a tip toe position, for tendon healing. For other conditions, like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, there are different splints deliberately designed to do the opposite, and hold the foot up.
Can you use the splint instead of a boot?
Yes, it is designed as an alternative - but ONLY for use when resting. You cannot walk or stand in the splint without crutches.
Is the sizing accurate?
Yes, the sizing is accurate. Sizing is based on foot size, designed to ensure that the splint does not interfere with the toes.