Background. The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation. Traditional treatment of axillary contractures involved use of airplane splints which provided fixed abduction at the shoulder joint. These splints pose physical, . The aeroplane splint is a well-known method of maintaining an angle of 90° at the axllla. The construction of a simple, quickly made splint is.
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It should be long enough to extend beyond the joint above the injury and below the fracture site. Create a personal account to register for email alerts spllnt links to free full-text articles. Get free access to newly published articles.
This is strengthened by rolling it in several layers of plaster of Paris to form a relatively thick bar of plaster Fig 3C. Internal wplint are available for almost every type of fracture. Airplane splint definition of airplane splint by Medical dictionary https: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
Pulses distal to the injury should be checked before and after splinting to determine whether the blood supply has been impaired. Fitchet SM, Thorndike A.
The aeroplane splint is aeriplane well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. Denis Browne splint a splint for the correction of clubfootconsisting of two metal footplates connected by a crossbar. From Lammon et al.
Splints should never be tight. A board used as a splint should be at least as wide as the injured part. Purchase access Subscribe to the journal.
IMPROVED AEROPLANE SPLINT FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN FRACTURES | JAMA | JAMA Network
Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation following axillary contracture release or hidradenitis surgery. Stainless steel, titanium, and Vitallium are the most commonly used materials.
A multi-purpose, self-adjustable aeroplane splint for the splinting of axillary burns. Adjustable aesthetic aeroplane splint for axillary burn contractures. Tightly rolled newspapers or magazines can be used to splint the arm or lower leg.
The bar is positioned between the arm and chest wall, and fused to the splint using small, multilayered rectangles of plaster Figs 3D—3F. Aerlplane Center Support Center. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. A complicated splint that holds the arm in abduction at about shoulder level with the forearm midway in flexion, generally with an axillary strut for support.
Published online May. Splints and devices of this type require surgery for insertion, but are less cumbersome than external splints and permit earlier use of the fractured bone. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. The high-density foam aeroplane splint: