Volar Forearm Splint
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Volar Forearm Splint

This Volar Forearm Splint course will teach you:

  • How to apply a Volar Forearm Splint

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during applying the Volar Forearm Splint:

  • Fracture displacement
  • Wrinkly stockinette
  • Pressure complications
  • Excessive padding
  • Immobilizing metacarpophalangeal joints
  • Too wet plaster
  • Splint skin contact
  • Constricting elastic wrap
  • Splint too far distally
  • Immobilizing thumb
  • Splint too far proximally

With the following tips you might apply the Volar Forearm Splint even better:

  • Imaging studies adjacent joints
  • Patient specific sizes
  • Elbow support
  • Hole for thumb
  • Rolling up stockinette
  • Position padding roll
  • Padding overlap
  • Stockinette length
  • Uncovered areas
  • Shaping the plaster
  • Measuring plaster
  • Water temperature
  • Wetting the plaster
  • Moulding a Colles fracture
  • Splint without stockinette
  • Imaging studies after reduction
  • Immobilization methods
  • Hand positioning
  • Sling usage

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Step by step

Preparation

Arm

Examine

Examine the affected arm. Examine the adjacent joints for functionality and pain. Examine the digits for altered sensation or impaired perfusion.

Imaging studies adjacent joints

If pain complaints are present in adjacent joints, doing imaging studies, such as an X-ray, is advised.

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