|Application Technique Radial 2 Finger-Hand Cast
|Application: The materials should be pre-prepared
to enable rapid application of the bandage. All the necessary materials should
be placed within reach to avoid hold-ups in the procedure.
The patient should be in a position which is comfortable to him/her and the person applying the bandage. This may vary depending on the extent of the injury, the diagnosis, the treatment method and the patient's condition.
Materials required: 1 x 5 cm Delta Cast Conformable polyester support bandage and hydrogel-coated casting gloves, toweling tubular bandage, adhesive bandage, 2 cm wide strip of X-ray film, bandage scissors, felt-tip pen.
Photos 5 and 6 show the same cast but in photo 6 a large part has been cut from the cast. Both types can be held in place using adhesive bandages. (Not shown here). The small number of layers means that the cast remains semi-flexible and can be adjusted depending on the individual state of the swelling (looser or tighter). To do this, the adhesive bandage is removed and the cast altered for a perfect fit.
Radial 2-finger cast without wrist inclusion: Here the proximal part of the cast gets cut, so that the wrist retains its full function. (See also: Pict:6).
2-finger sandwich cast: Here the cast gets shortened proximal up to the finger base joints. This allows for an uninhibited movement of the wrist and the fingers in their base joints.
Middle-hand cast: The cast gets cut back distal up to the middle- or base joint of the fingers. This allows the finger movement.
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