|Application Technique Inner Forearm splint with finger support
|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.
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.
Short inner forearm splint with finger support: Here the proximal part gets cut with bandage scissors or left out directly at the time of application.
Dorsal forearm splint with finger-inclusion: Here the underlying cast-splint gets positioned dorsaly, not volar, and split volar.
Kleinert-cast: Here a dorsal cast-splint in the specific position of Kleinert gets created. Then the cast gets cut generously in the palmar finger region. The rubber band gets fixed to the cohesive bandage in the physiological movement direction of the fingers.
Through cutting with bandage scissors in the finger area it is possible to create different finger rests, which allow for more functionality !
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