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Posterior Elbow Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80089-overview

A posterior elbow splint is primarily used to stabilize the following injuries:
* Fractures or soft tissue injuries of the elbow3
* Fractures or soft tissue injuries of the proximal radius or ulna
Kenneth R Chuang, MD & Lynne McCullough, MD, FACEP Updated: Oct 30, 2007
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Posterior Long Arm Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1355110-overview

The posterior long arm splint is used in the management of multiple upper extremity injuries, including the following:

* Distal humerus fractures
* Proximal forearm fractures
* Radial head and neck fractures
* Olecranon fractures
* Severe ligamentous injuries of the elbow
Lisa Jacobson, MD, Jessica Freedman, MD, Vaishali Patel, MD, & Suzanne Bentley, MD Updated:...
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Posterior Long Leg Splinting eMedicine Procedures

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

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...
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Radial Gutter Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80108-overview

A radial gutter splint can be used for various injuries that include the following:
* Soft tissue injuries to the second and third fingers
* Fractures of the second and third metacarpals
* Fractures of the second and third phalanges
* Positioning for rheumatoid arthritis
* Laceration over the joints of the second and third...
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Splinting the Ankle eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80070-overview

In general, ankle splints are applied to minimize movement and provide support and comfort by stabilizing an injury at that joint. Splints are primarily used to stabilize injuries to bones until the patient can be evaluated by a consultant, such as an orthopedic surgeon.1 Splints are also used to achieve...
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Sugar Tongs Forearm Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80127-overview

A sugar-tong forearm splint is primarily used for the following fractures:
* Distal ulna fracture
* Distal radius fracture (eg, Smith fracture, Colles fracture)
Rick Kulkarni, MD Updated: May 15, 2009
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Thumb Spica Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80146-overview

A thumb spica splint can be used for various injuries that include the following:
* Scaphoid injuries
* Lunate injuries
* First metacarpal fractures
* Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament
* Positioning for de Quervain tenosynovitis Rick Kulkarni, MD Updated: May 5, 2009
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Ulnar Gutter Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80165-overview

An ulnar gutter splint can be used for various injuries to the upper extremities, including the following:
* Soft tissue hand injuries to the fourth and fifth fingers
* Fourth and fifth metacarpal fractures
* Fractures of the fourth and fifth phalanges
* Positioning for rheumatoid arthritis
Rick Kulkarni, MD Updated: May 15, 2009
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Volar Splinting eMedicine Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/109769-overview

A volar splint can be used for various injuries, including the following:
* Soft tissue injuries of the wrist and hand
* Fractures of the second, third, and fourth metacarpals
* Fractures of the second, third, and fourth phalanges
* Positioning for rheumatoid arthritis
* Certain wrist fractures, including a pisiform fracture
* Positioning in the...
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