|Application Technique Big Toe
|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, fleece padding or toweling tubular bandage, adhesive bandage, 2 cm 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. Re-application is carried out as described above.
Hallus valgus redression cast: Here the cast is split medialy not lateraly and a 2 cm wide strip cut out of the area of the big toe. The cast bridge in the 1st interdigital space is kept, with this the redression of the big toe is done. The big toe is released from pressure medialy and put under interdigital pressure at the same time.
Forefoot-quiver: Here the cast gets wrapped distaly around all toes in 3 layers and split dorsaly. It gets cut away from the toes dorsaly, a plantar toeplate of cast is kept. This aids the stabilization of big toe fractures.
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