Principles of casting and splinting.

@article{Boyd2009PrinciplesOC,
  title={Principles of casting and splinting.},
  author={Anne S Boyd and Holly J. Benjamin and Chad A. Asplund},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={
          16-22
        }
}
The ability to properly apply casts and splints is a technical skill easily mastered with practice and an understanding of basic principles. The initial approach to casting and splinting requires a thorough assessment of the injured extremity for proper diagnosis. Once the need for immobilization is ascertained, casting and splinting start with application of stockinette, followed by padding. Splinting involves subsequent application of a noncircumferential support held in place by an elastic… CONTINUE READING

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