2Indications for Splinting FracturesSprainsJoint infectionsLacerations over jointsPuncture wounds and animal bites of the hands or feet
3The 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
4Long Arm Posterior Splint IndicationsElbow and forearm fractures:Distal humerusBoth-bone forearmUnstable proximal radius or ulna
5Double 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
6Wrist 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
7Forearm Sugar Tong Indications Distal radius and ulnar fracturesUnlike wrist splint, this prevents pronation and supination and immobilizes elbow.
8Posterior Short Leg Splint IndicationsTarsal / metatarsal fractureAnkle sprains
9Stirrup Splint Indications Distal tibia/fibula Tarsal / metatarsal fractureLess inversion/eversion and less plantar flexion compared to a posterior splint.Ankle sprains