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Immobilization

  • Sneha A. Chinai
  • Laura Walker
  • Matthew R. RebescoEmail author
  • Bryan A. Terry
  • Daniel Purcell
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Abstract

Immobilization of an injured extremity is a crucial skill for the emergency physician. Several basic splinting/casting techniques can be quickly performed to diminish pain, help maintain bony alignment, protect injured surrounding soft tissue structures, and promote early healing. A variety of materials may be implemented, and knowledge of indication, equipment, and technique is of paramount importance toward generating a favorable outcome.

Keywords

Fiberglass Plaster Stockinette Webril Thumb spica splint Radial gutter splint Ulnar gutter splint Coaptation splint Sugar tong splint Short leg splint Long leg splint Leg stirrup splint (Posterior-U) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sneha A. Chinai
    • 1
  • Laura Walker
    • 2
  • Matthew R. Rebesco
    • 3
    Email author
  • Bryan A. Terry
    • 4
  • Daniel Purcell
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUMass Memorial Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  4. 4.The Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA
  5. 5.Emergency DepartmentNew York University Langone Medical Center BrooklynNew YorkUSA

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