|Application Technique Ulna 3 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, 6 and 7 show the same cast.
Ulnar 3-finger cast without wrist inclusion: Here the proximal part of the cast gets cut with bandage scissors, so that the wrist retains its full function.
3-finger sandwich cast: The cast gets shortened proximaly, up to the finger base joints. This allows for an uninhibited movement of the wrist, as well as the fingers in their base joints.
Middle-hand cast: The cast gets shortened in the distal part up to the base or middle joints of the fingers. This allows for finger mobility.
The extent of the removal by cutting determines the grade of functionality or immobilization !
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