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Posterior Long Leg Splinting eMedicine Procedures

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1355131-overview

Description: The posterior long leg splint is indicated for the immobilization and support of various knee injuries. In many emergency departments, the use of prefabricated knee immobilizers have replaced traditional posterior long leg splinting; however, the plaster long leg splint is particularly useful when knee immobilizers are unavailable and in the following situations:
* Extremities that are too large for knee immobilizers
* Treatment of angulated fractures
* Temporarily immobilization of knee injuries that require immediate operative intervention or orthopedic referral
Suzanne Bentley, MD, Vaishali Patel, MD, Jessica Freedman, MD, & Lisa Jacobson, MD Updated: Apr 5, 2009

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Author/Contact: Bentley et al
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Aug 20 2009