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Fiberglass Short Arm Cast Application and Removal.

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1 Fiberglass Short Arm Cast Application and Removal

2 Application Supplies

3 Apply stockinette to upper and lower portion of arm as shown

4 Start wrapping cotton at wrist

5 Continue to hand..

6 Apply two layers around hand and continue up arm

7 Tear cotton around thumb

8 Apply two layers around hand and continue up arm

9 Wrap tightly and avoid wrinkles in cotton

10 Apply two layers of cotton to entire arm

11 Fold upper arm stockinette over cotton

12 Apply a thumb pad- MOST IMPORTANT PART!!!

13 Wrap snugly around thumb

14 Fold stockinette over hand portion of cast

15 Apply gloves!

16 Fiberglass must be wet. Either fill a basin with water or use running water from sink.

17 Remove fiberglass from package

18 Submerse in water or hold under running water for a few seconds

19 Begin wrapping at wrist

20 Wrap once around wrist and proceed to hand

21 Make a cut to go around thumb

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23 Repeat this step until desired thickness reached (two to three layers)

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25 Continue to roll fiberglass up the arm

26 Roll fiberglass- DO NOT PULL!

27 Roll carefully to avoid wrinkles

28 There should be two to three layers of cast material when finished

29 Use palms of hands to mold cast while it is drying (about 5 minutes)

30 Never use fingers as this can dent the cast and cause pressure sores

31 This is a good way to mold the cast around the hand

32 Some areas may be rough as shown below

33 A nail file may be used to smooth rough areas

34 Scissors may also be used to cut rough areas

35 Completed cast free of wrinkles or rough areas

36 No rough areas noticeable

37 Short Arm Cast Removal

38 Removal Supplies

39 Start cutting on top (superior) side of cast

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41 Continue the whole length of cast

42 Turn arm over and make same cut along entire length of cast (inferior side)

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44 Use Cast Spreaders to open cast.

45 Tear Cotton and Remove Cast


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