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==Background==
 
 
 
 
==Indications==
 
==Indications==
 
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*[[Humerus shaft fracture]]
  
 
==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==

Latest revision as of 20:54, 22 June 2017

Indications

Procedure

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  • 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

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