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Handbook of Splinting and Casting

Mobile Medicine Series

Handbook of Splinting and Casting, by Drs. Stephen R. Thompson and Dan A. Zlotolow, gives you practical, portable, step-by-step instructions on the most common techniques for initial orthopaedic injury management. Find all you need to know about the latest splinting and casting practices, analgesia procedures, reduction maneuvers, and more, quickly and easily. The highly templated format with hundreds of illustrations and photographs outlines the steps you must follow to perform each technique properly. Part of the popular Mobile Medicine Series, this pocket-sized reference is ideal for any point-of-care health professional.


Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Sports Medicine; PAs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists

Paperback, 320 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07802-3


  • PART I: Analgesia

    1. Basic Principles of Analgesia

    2. Hematoma Block

    3. Elbow Block

    4. Wrist Block

    5. Digital Block

    6. Ankle Block

    7. Intra-articular Ankle Block

    PART 2: Reduction Maneuvers

    8. Basic Principles of Reduction Maneuvers

    9. Shoulder and Elbow Reduction

    10. Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Reduction

    11. Pelvis and Lower Extremity Reduction

    PART 3: Splints and Casts

    12. Basics of Splinting and Casting

    13. Upper Extremity Splints and Casts

    14. Lower Extremity Splints and Casts

    PART 4: Traction Maneuvers

    15. Femoral Skeletal Traction

    16. Tibial Skeletal Traction

    17. Calcaneal Skeletal Traction

    18. Cervical Spine Traction with Gardner Wells Tongs


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