Difference between revisions of "Posterior ankle splint"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
*Use at least 12-15 layers of plaster.
 
*Use at least 12-15 layers of plaster.
*Adding a coaptation splint (stirrup) to the posterior splint eliminates inversion / eversion - especially useful for unstable fx and sprains.
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*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"
 
*Also know as "Short-Leg Posterior Splint"
  

Revision as of 03:29, 3 July 2016

Background

  • Use at least 12-15 layers of plaster.
  • 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

  • Distal tibia/fibula fx.
  • Reduced dislocations
  • Severe sprains
  • Tarsal / metatarsal fx

Posterior Ankle Splint.gif

See Also