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Most common gadgets used at Philippine Orthopedic Center are : 1. Cast 2. Braces 3. Traction 4. Canvass
Care of Patient in Cast Cast- is a temporary immobilization device which is made up of gypsum sulfate anhydrous by calcinations when mixed with water swells and forms into cement. A.
Functions1. to immobilize 2. to prevent or correct deformity 3. to support, maintain and protect realigned bone 4. to promote healing and early weight-bearing
Casting Materials: 1. Plaster of Paris others made of: As synthetic materials: a. Fiberglass b. Polyester / cotton knit c. Thermoplast
D. CAST CAN BE APPLIED IN THE EXTREMITIES, TO THE TRUNK AND TO EXTREMITY AND TRUNK , IT CAN ALSO BE APPLIED IN WHOLE BODY, OR APPLIED AS A SPLINT OR MOLD. E.
Complications of Cast 1. neurovascular compromiseit compromises the circulation and function of the tissues within that space. 2. incorrect fracture alignment 3. cast syndrome: a. superior mesenteric artery syndrome occurs with the body casts b. traction on superior mesenteric artery causes decrease in supply to bowel c. signs and symptoms: abdominal pain nausea, and vomiting d. COMPARTMENT SYNDROME ( IS A CONDITION WHICH INCREASED PRESSURE WITHIN A LIMITED SPACE, COMPROMISES THE CIRCULATION AND FUNCTION OF THE TISSUES WITHIN THE SPACE.
Principles in Applying Plaster cast I. Provide for maximal comfort and alleviation of complications. II. Maintain desired position throughout the cast application. Use caution in handling of the cast until has set or become hardened. Support it with palm. III. Prepare the patient for the cast application by providing appropriate education. IV. Provide the patient with privacy, before and during the cast application. F.
Contraindications of Plaster Cast Application I. Pregnancy II. Skin Disease
Applying a Plaster cast ( circular Cast application) a. Check for the doctor’s Order b. Inform and prepare the patient for the procedures. c. Ready all things needed. d. Position by the doctor e. Apply padding 1st f. Soak into the bucket with water g. When bubbles cease, without squeezing it
Apply cast in circular motion until the whole area is covered and molding it, during the process of application. Handle the cast with care.
Care of Patient on Cast A. The duration is at least one month .It varies among patients. Factors that influences the duration are: a. Age b. Part of the body affected c. the degree of injury or affection of the part. B.
During the entire period that the patient is in Cast the nurse responsibility is focused on the following: a. Neuro-vascular checks b. Preservation of the efficiency of the cast c. Maintenance /promotion of the integrity of he system of the body d. Maintenance of the cleanliness of the cast.
INSTRUMENTS FOR CAST REMOVAL: 1.CAST CUTTER ( ELECTRIC) 2.CAST SPREADER 3.TRIMMING KNIFE 4.BANDAGE SCISSORS 5.PLASTER SHEARS
1. Collar cast
Cervical spine affection
2. Philadelphia 3. Minerva cast 4. Rizzer Jacket cast
Cervical spine affection / injury
Upper dorsal spine for pott’s dis. and scoliosis For Scoliosis
5. Body Cast
Lower lumbar spine
6. Pantalon Cast
For pelvis #
7. Double Hip Spica Cast 8. Double Hip spica mold
Bilateral affection of Hip and femur
9. 1½ Hip Spica cast
Pelvis and hip affection
10. 1½ Hip Spica mold
Pelvis and hip affection
Bil. Affection of hip and femur w/ infection, swelling and open wound
w/ infection, swelling and open wound 5
11. Single Hip Spica
12. Frog cast 13. Hanging Cast 14. Functional Cast
15. Shoulder Spica Cast 16. Airplane Cast 17. Cylinder Cast 18. Cylinder Mold
19. Long Leg circular cast ( LLCC) 20. Long Leg posterior mold ( LLPM) 21. Patella Tendon Bearing Cast ( PTB cast) 22. Quadrilateral Cast 23. Short leg circular cast 24. Short leg posterior mold
Hip and femur affection w/ infection, swelling and open wound Congenital hip dislocation Fx shaft of Humerus
Fx of shaft of humerus w/c allows flexion and extension of upper extremity Affection of upper portion of humerus (recurrent dis.) Fx neck of humerus / for abduction splint ( recurrent shoulder dislocation) Affection of the patella Affection of the patella w/ infection, swelling and open wound For tibia and fibula For tibia and fibula w/ infection, swelling and open wound Affection of tibia and fibula Affection of # femur Ankle and toes Ankle and toes w/ infection, swelling and open wound
25. Boot Cast 26. Brace cast 27. Basket Cast 28. Delvit cast 29. Internal rotator
30. Short Arm Circular cast
31. Short Arm posterior mold
32. Long Arm Circular Cast 33. Long Arm posterior mold
34. Walking cast
Post polio w/ residual For # of the patella / fx distal 3rd femur For sever or massive bone injury Affection of the distal 3rd of tibia and fibula For pt who is udergone HIP surgery / prosthesis, maintain abduction nad prevent internal rotation Affection of wrist and finger( Wrist , carpals, matacarpals and phallenges)
Affection of wrist and finger( Wrist , carpals, matacarpals and phallenges) w/ open wound , infection, and swelling Affection of radius, ulna and wrist
Affection of radius, ulna and wrist w/ open wound , infection, and swelling Affection of ankle and toes w/ callus formation
35. Night splint 36. Sugar tong
37. Fuenster ( Munster Cast) 38. U mold 39. Thumb Spica cast 40. Petri cast 41. Bohler Braun splint
For post polio w/ residual
Affec tion of the shoulder , upper portion of the humerus w/ open wound , infection and swelling Fx of the radius and ulna w/ callus formation Shaft of the humerus
Affection of the 1st metacarpals bone Indicated for legg perthes dis.
Tibia plateau pin inserted at the calcaneous bone
– is the act of pulling or drawing which is associated with countertraction. Traction means that a pulling force is applied to a part of the body while countertraction pulls in the opposite direction.
The basic type of traction / Classification of traction: 1.
– is the application of a pulling force to
the skin from where it is transmitted to the muscle and then to the bones by the use of: a. ADHESIVE TYPE / TAPE MATERIALS; Ex. Bryan traction, Dunlop traction b. NON- ADHESIVE TYPE – LIKE: Ex. Canvass, slings, leather and strap with buckles and laces/ Ex of traction : Pelvic traction, Head Halter, Hammock suspension.
the pulling force is applied directly to the bone using pins and wires such as KIRSHNER’S
WIRE, STEINMAN’S PIN, VINKI’S SKULL RETRACTOR, AND CRUTCHFIELD TONGS. EX. affection of the femur, cervical spine or hip. 3.
the pulling force is applied by hands of the operator. In accident sometimes hands applied first the EMS arrived, cervical collar applied, pulling force during casting esp. in extremity
Purpose of Traction 1.IS OFTEN USED IN THE TREATMENT OR FRACTURED EXTREMITIES. A. to B. to C. to D. to
lessen muscle spasm reduce # provide immobilization maintain alignment
IS ALSO USED TO CORRECT, OR PREVENT DEFORMITIES AS IN CASE OF ARTHRITIS PATIENT WITH FLEXION CONTRACTION. A CHILD WHO HAS SCOLIOSIS AND IS PLACED IN TRACTION TO HELP LESSEN THE CURVATURE OF THE SPINE BEFORE CORRECTION SURGERY IS CARRIED OUT BUT TO INSERT A HARLINGTON ROD. PRIOR TO TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT, SURGEON MAY APPLY SKELETAL TRACTION, IN AN
ATTEMPT TO STRECH MUSCLES AND OBTAIN MORE WORKING SPACE WITH THE JOINTS. 4.IT LESSEN MUSCLE SPASM IN BACK PAIN AND IN RESTING A DESEASED JOINT AS IN TUBERCULOSIS. PRINCIPLES OF TRACTION- CERTAIN PRINCIPLES MUST BE ADHERED TO IF TRACTION IS TO BE EFFECTIVE; TRACTION MUST: 1. Have an opposite pull or countertraction. 2. Be free from any friction 3. Follow and established line of pull that is the line of pull must be in line with the deformity 4. Be continuous traction 5. Be applied to a patient in a supine position. NURSING IMPLICATION IN VARIOUS TRACTIONS APPLICATION 1. 2.
PHYSICIAN HAVE PRACTICED AND VERY EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE. NURSE MUST KNOW ALL BY MEANS MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES OF TRACTION, UNDERSTAND 11
THE ROUTINES OF THE HOSPITALS STAFF & PHYSICIANS.
TRACTION Kinds of Traction
1. Head halter
Cervical spine affection
Skin traction /non – adhesive type
2. Pelvic Girdle
Lumbo-sacral affection(HN P)
Skin traction / non adhesive type
For severe scoliosis
# of the humerus/ supra condylar # of the humerus 6. Buck Extension Femur and hip affection 7. Dunlop traction Supracondylar # of the humerus 8. Bryant’s Cogenital hip traction disloc. # femur for ↓ 6 y.old 9. Boot Cast ( leg) Post polio w/ residual paralysis
Skin traction / adhesiveadhesive type Skin adhesive type Skin traction / adhesive type Special type of traction
Ninety-ninety Fx of the femur degrees(steinman pin) Pelvic affection
Skin traction / adhesive type
12.Balance skeletal traction
Hip and femur affection
13.Zero degree traction
Neck of the humerus
Skin traction / adhesive type
14.Stove in Chest traction
Multiple ribs #
Special type traction
Cotrel traction comb. of head halter and pelvic traction
ORTHO-BRACES = a mechanical support for neck, muscle, bones and joints.
1. Shuntz collar / cervical Collar 2. Philadelphia brace
3. Taylor brace 4. Jewette brace
Upper thoracic spine affection ( pott’s disease) Lower thoracic affection
5. Milwaukee Brace
For scoliosis ( thoracic T-9)
6. Yamamoto Brace
7. Chair-Back Brace
Affection of lumbo-sacral spine
8. Four foster Brace or Walker
Cervical thoraco spine affection
9. Forester Brace
Cervico-thoraco-lumbar spine affection
10. Bilateral Leg Brace
11. Unilateral Leg Brace
For Polio ( one leg)
12. SOMI Brace
For Pott’s disease( sterno occipito mandibular Immobilizer / For cervico upper dorsal spine affection
13. Dennis Brown Splint
14. Banjo Splint
For Peripheral nerve injury
15. Cock-up Splint
For wrist drop
16. Lively Finger splint
For Fracture of finger
17. Abduction walking Brace
For legg Perthess Disease
18. Bohler Braun Splint
20. Tower’s External Fixation
For tibia plateau pin inserted at the calcaneum bone Affection of Tibia-Fibula, Long bones, for humerus, Malunion, communited # For # of the mandible
21. Hoffman fixator
For # of the pelvis
22. Spanning fixator
For Long bones ex. femur and tibia-fibula communited # cannot flex.
19. RAEF- Roger Anderson External Fixator
23. Delta fixator 24. Hybrid fixator