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Key points of the correct use of orthopedic casting tape

Key points of the correct use of orthopedic casting tape

Issue Time:2021-08-09
     Orthopedic surgery often encounters a large number and frequent use of orthopedic casting tape.  Many people who are not familiar with the use of fiberglass cast tape, although carefully checked the instructions on the fiberglass cast tape, will still fall into misunderstandings. Although the orthopedic casting tape has detailed instructions such as light weight, high strength, comfort and safety, and simple operation, once the method of use is incorrect, it will not only cause waste of the orthopedic casting tape, but also have a very negative impact on the patient. Therefore, mastering the key points of the use of orthopedic casting tape is the key.
      Key point 1: Pay attention to the tightness of winding
      When the patient is faced with orthopedic casting tape, the first step is winding. How to effectively wind, how to divide the strength of the winding, which way to wind, and the winding method, we emphasize that it is best to use the rolling winding method. According to the different conditions of the patient's fracture and the fracture site, the corresponding degree of tightness is adopted for winding. This is It needs to be explored in long-term practice.
      Key point 2: Plastic pay attention to layer and layer adhesion
      When the orthopedic casting tape is plastic, remember that stretching the bandage is the most unsuitable operation. In order to achieve good plasticity, you only need to wait for the natural bonding. During the waiting process, tell the patient that the affected limb must not be moved at will to avoid the possibility of re-fixing. Although the fiberglass cast tape cannot be pulled at will, it can be touched at any time. The surface of the fiberglass cast tape is smoother for shaping.
      Key point 3: Ensure dryness during a fixed period
      Finally, it is emphasized that heat is often generated during the plastic curing process of the fiberglass cast tape. This is a normal manifestation of the physical effect of the polymer. It is best to keep the fiberglass cast tape dry during the fixation period to avoid inflammation of the skin wound.
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