Difference between revisions of "Posterior ankle splint"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
*Use at least 12-15 layers of plaster.
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*Also know as "Short-Leg Posterior Splint"
 
*Adding a coaptation splint (stirrup) to the posterior splint eliminates inversion / eversion - especially useful for unstable fracture and sprains.
 
*Adding a coaptation splint (stirrup) to the posterior splint eliminates inversion / eversion - especially useful for unstable fracture and sprains.
*Also know as "Short-Leg Posterior Splint"
 
  
 
==Indications==
 
==Indications==
*Distal tibia/fibula fracture.
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*Distal tibia/fibula fracture
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*Tarsal/metatarsal fracture
 
*Reduced dislocations
 
*Reduced dislocations
 
*Severe sprains
 
*Severe sprains
*Tarsal / metatarsal fracture
 
  
[[File:Posterior Ankle Splint.gif]]
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==Procedure==
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[[File:Posterior Ankle Splint.gif|thumb]]
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*Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
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*Apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
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*Maintain position until splint material hardens and secure to leg (e.g. ace wraps)
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*Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Splinting]]
 
*[[Splinting]]
*[[Ankle Fracture]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Orthopedics]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]
 
[[Category:Procedures]]

Revision as of 05:39, 31 December 2016

Background

  • Also know as "Short-Leg Posterior Splint"
  • Adding a coaptation splint (stirrup) to the posterior splint eliminates inversion / eversion - especially useful for unstable fracture and sprains.

Indications

  • Distal tibia/fibula fracture
  • Tarsal/metatarsal fracture
  • Reduced dislocations
  • Severe sprains

Procedure

Posterior Ankle Splint.gif
  • Assess distal pulse, motor, and sensation
  • Apply padding and splint material (e.g. Ortho-glass) as shown
  • Maintain position until splint material hardens and secure to leg (e.g. ace wraps)
  • Reassess distal pulse, motor, and sensation

See Also

References