Difference between revisions of "Coaptation splint"

(Created page with "==Indications== File:Coaptation splint.jpg *1. Traction on arm *2. Sugartong applied to arm *3. Wrap splint proximal to distal *4. Pad the axilla *5. Place upper extremit...")
 
 
(3 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
==Indications==
 
==Indications==
 +
*[[Humerus shaft fracture]]
  
[[File:Coaptation splint.jpg]]
+
==Procedure==
*1. Traction on arm
+
[[File:Coaptation splint.jpg|thumb]]
*2. Sugartong applied to arm
+
 
*3. Wrap splint proximal to distal
+
*Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
*4. Pad the axilla
+
*While maintaining traction, apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
*5. Place upper extremity in sling
+
*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==
 
==See Also==
[[Splinting]]
+
*[[Splinting]]
 +
 
 +
==References==
 +
<references/>
  
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]

Latest revision as of 20:54, 22 June 2017

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