I am an avid skier in the winter seasons. Even though I have a pretty good amount of experience, I still am not immune to the occasional tumble. This last ski season, I went end over end before coming to a stop in the powder.
Luckily, I mostly had minor mumps and bruises, but I did sprain my wrist rather badly. It was not an injury where an ace bandage was going to suffice.
My doctor used Orthoplast to create a wrist splint and brace that fit perfectly and was light weight. I have had casts before, and much prefer the use of Orthoplast. I found it to be more comfortable while I was healing.