2 Indications for Splinting FracturesSprainsJoint infectionsLacerations over jointsPuncture wounds and animal bites of the hands or feet
3 The Rules of Splinting Check CMS before and after splinting Splint in position foundSplint must be large enough to go past the 2 nearest uninjured jointsNever tape or strap over an injury or uninjured jointIsolated mid-shaft femur fracture
4 Long Arm Posterior Splint IndicationsElbow and forearm fractures:Distal humerusBoth-bone forearmUnstable proximal radius or ulna
5 Double Sugar Tong Indications Elbow and forearm fracture Why do we use prefer this over posterior splint?Prohibits flexion/extension and pronatio /supination more soIf you have the time use this splint over the long arm posterior splint1090
6 Wrist Splint Indications Soft tissue hand and wrist injuries Why don’t we use this for radius and ulnar fractures?Because the patient can still supinate and pronate
7 Forearm Sugar Tong Indications Distal radius and ulnar fracturesUnlike wrist splint, this prevents pronation and supination and immobilizes elbow.
8 Posterior Short Leg Splint IndicationsTarsal / metatarsal fractureAnkle sprains
9 Stirrup Splint Indications Distal tibia/fibula Tarsal / metatarsal fractureLess inversion/eversion and less plantar flexion compared to a posterior splint.Ankle sprains