I have been asked to make a silver nasal splint for someone with
a deviated nasal septum. He has an example given to him by the hospital but they no longer provide them post surgery. He is about to have more surgery and wants replacement splints.
- It is called a Francis splint developed in 1905 will there be any intellectual /copyright.
- Should I use sterling silver, it is for long term use. Thought there might be an issue with the copper component over time, being in contact with mucous membranes, argentium or fine silver. Think fine silver might be a bit too soft.
- If the splint is successful ate then rules over supplying ‘medical’ equipment. I’m in Wales, UK.
Advice gratefully received.