Difference between revisions of "Coaptation splint"

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==Background==
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==Indications==
 
==Indications==
  
[[File:Coaptation splint.jpg]]
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*1. Traction on arm
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==Procedure==
*2. Sugartong applied to arm
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[[File:Coaptation splint.jpg|thumb]]
*3. Wrap splint proximal to distal
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*4. Pad the axilla
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*Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
*5. Place upper extremity in sling
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*While maintaining traction, apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
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*Maintain position while splint material hardens and secure to arm (e.g. with ace wraps)
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**Wrap proximal to distal
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*Apply sling to arm
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*Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
[[Splinting]]
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*[[Splinting]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]

Revision as of 05:22, 31 December 2016

Background

Indications

Procedure

Coaptation splint.jpg
  • Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  • While maintaining traction, apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
  • Maintain position while splint material hardens and secure to arm (e.g. with ace wraps)
    • Wrap proximal to distal
  • Apply sling to arm
  • Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation

See Also

References