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Plaster of Paris

  • K. Mohan Iyer
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Abstract

This chapter presents plaster of Paris (POP) historically, its uses in orthopedics, and its various types as seen today with its common mistakes in application in children and adults and complications seen along with its aftercare.

Keywords

Types of POP Fiberglass Casts Slab Cast syndrome Complications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mohan Iyer
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  1. 1.Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, Royal Free HospitalLondonUK

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