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C. Indications for Splinting Fractures Sprains Joint infections Lacerations over joints Puncture wounds and animal bites of the hands or feet.

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2 Indications for Splinting Fractures Sprains Joint infections Lacerations over joints Puncture wounds and animal bites of the hands or feet

3 The Rules of Splinting Check CMS before and after splinting Splint in position found Splint must be large enough to go past the 2 nearest uninjured joints Never tape or strap over an injury or uninjured jointIsolated mid-shaft femur fracture

4 Long Arm Posterior Splint Indications – Elbow and forearm fractures: – Distal humerus – Both-bone forearm – Unstable 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 so – If you have the time use this splint over the long arm posterior splint 10 90

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 fractures Unlike wrist splint, this prevents pronation and supination and immobilizes elbow.

8 Posterior Short Leg Splint Indications – Tarsal / metatarsal fracture – Ankle sprains

9 Stirrup Splint Indications – Distal tibia/fibula – Tarsal / metatarsal fracture – Less inversion/eversion and less plantar flexion compared to a posterior splint. – Ankle sprains


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