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Flashcards in Splinting And Casting Deck (10):
1

Best way to reassure pts that the cast saw will not hurt

Apply cast saw to the arc eminence on yourself

2

M/c complication of cast removal

Burning from the cast saw

3

Position of function for the wrist

Coke can

4

What kind of splint for anatomic snuff box issue?

Thumb spica

5

Which complication can be avoided by using the palms of the hands to manipulate casting material

Pressure sores

6

What is the position for a short arm ulnar gutter splint

Forearm in neutral position with wrist 20 degrees extension, 50 degrees flexion at MP joints

7

Earliest that a cast can be safely applied to long bone?

5 days

8

Which kind of injury has an increased risk of compartment syndrome?

Crush injury

9

What should be assessed and documented after the splint has been applied

range of motion, neurovascular in tact, rough areas on edge of splint, whether pt can feel areas of pressure on bone within splint

10

What is the advantage of plaster over fiberglass?

Easier to mold