Coaptation splint



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  • Assess distal pulses, motor, and sensation
  • While maintaining traction, apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
    • Splint should extend from the medial aspect of the arm near the axilla around the elbow and up to the acromioclavicular joint
    • Use a generous amount of padding on the arm to prevent discomfort in the axilla
  • 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 pulses, motor, and sensation

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