Orthopedics Book


Improvised Fracture Splint

Aka: Improvised Fracture Splint
  1. Indication
    1. Lower leg Fracture (Tib-Fib Fracture) in wilderness
  2. Materials
    1. Casing
      1. Ensolite pads (foam sleeping pads)
      2. Crazy Creek padded hiking Chairs
    2. Padding
      1. Non-essential clothing
  3. Technique
    1. Fold ensolite around leg
    2. Pad legs with spare clothing
    3. Tie at various points along splint with strips of cloth
      1. Apply knots over pad, not leg (Avoids Pressure Sores)

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