Ulnar Gutter Splint
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Ulnar Gutter Splint

This Ulnar Gutter Splint course will teach you:

  • How to apply an Ulnar Gutter Splint

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Ulnar Gutter Splint:

  • Rotational deviation
  • Wrinkly stockinette
  • Incorrect positioning of wrist and digits
  • Pressure complications
  • Too much padding
  • Too wet plaster
  • Splint skin contact
  • Constricting elastic wrap
  • Squeezed digits

With the following tips you might perform the Ulnar Gutter Splint even better:

  • Digits included in splint
  • Digit stockinettes
  • Elbow support
  • Holes for digits
  • Stockinette length
  • Rolling up stockinette
  • Position padding roll
  • Padding overlap
  • Measuring plaster
  • Water temperature
  • Wetting the plaster
  • Adjustments around thumb
  • Splint without stockinette
  • Fracture control
  • Immobilization methods
  • Hand positioning
  • Sling usage

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Step by step

Preparation

Digit

Examine

Examine the affected digit for rotational deviations and for disruption of sensation and vasculature. Also examine the adjacent joints for functionality and pain. This examination is used for comparison after splint application and to detect abnormalities which require immediate attention.

Rotational deviation

Care schould be taken to rule out rotational deviation of the affected digit before splint application. If there is a rotational deviation, reduction should be performed or even surgery if the reduction is not sufficient.

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