Procedure

Fracture Immobilization

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Fracture Immobilization

  • Definition
  1. Fracture management without Casting
  • Indications
  • Immobilization
  1. Stable Fracture unlikely to shift if extremity moved
  • Management
  • General Adjuncts
  1. Soft Compression Dressing for first 2-3 days
  • Management
  • Immobilization of common Fractures
  1. Shoulder Immobilizer
    1. Impacted Surgical Neck Humerus
  2. Sling
    1. Non-displaced Radial Head Fracture
    2. Non-displaced Olecranon Fracture
  3. Knee Immobilizer
    1. Non-displaced Patella Fracture
  4. Crutch walking
    1. Shaft of Fibula Fracture
    2. Non-displaced Calcaneus Fracture
  5. Hard Sandal
    1. Fractured Base of fifth Metatarsal
  6. Avoid offending Activity
    1. Stress Fracture
  7. Buddy Taping to adjacent toe or finger
    1. Non-displaced toe or finger Fractures