Cast application techniques for common pediatric injuries: A review

Karim Sabeh, Amiethab Aiyer, Spencer Summers, William Hennrikus

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Abstract

Casting has become a lost art. Cast immobilization remains the mainstay of fracture treatment in the pediatric population. The purpose of a cast is to immobilize and hold the fracture in proper alignment while minimizing the functional impairment of the limb. Basic understanding of multiple cast types is obligatory for practitioners with exposure to pediatric trauma. This article aims to update the readers and allow them to improve their cast application techniques for common pediatric fractures as well as cast removal skills, resulting in safe and satisfactory fracture outcomes with minimal complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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