Background. The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation. Traditional treatment of axillary contractures involved use of airplane splints which provided fixed abduction at the shoulder joint. These splints pose physical, . The aeroplane splint is a well-known method of maintaining an angle of 90° at the axllla. The construction of a simple, quickly made splint is.

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Splints and devices of this type require surgery for insertion, but are less cumbersome than external splints and permit earlier use of the fractured bone. First Page Preview View Large.

The completed splint aerkplane dressed with crepe bandage Fig 4. They have worked wonders in the setting of hip fractures, especially in older people. The bar is positioned between the arm and chest wall, and fused to the splint using small, multilayered rectangles of plaster Figs 3D—3F. From Lammon et al. By revisiting the aeroplane splint and introducing this simple design, we hope to enable readers to apply aedoplane in their practice. The high-density foam aeroplane splint: Denis Browne splint a splint for the correction of clubfootconsisting of two metal footplates connected by a crossbar.

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Taylor splint a horizontal pelvic band and long lateral sp,int bars; used to apply traction to the lower limb. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.


Stainless steel, titanium, and Vitallium are the most commonly used zeroplane. In a pelvic or spinal fracture, the effect of splinting is achieved by placing the patient on a stretcher or board.

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Bandages or strips of cloth or adhesive tape are used to hold splints in place. Internal splints, as well as pins, wires, and other devices for the fixation of fractures, are among the more spectacular advances aedoplane orthopedics. Ann R Coll Surg Engl.

Please review our privacy policy. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. A board used as a splint should be at least as wide as the injured part.


Making and Applying Splints. It has been used in the successful treatment of several patients who had fractures that were susceptible of being held by it, but could not be maintained in proper reduction with other types of aeroplane splint with which. Finally, an approximately 30cm long Zimmer splint Splinr 3A is fashioned into a supportive strut Fig 3B. Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account.

Adjustable aesthetic aeroplane splint for axillary burn contractures. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in xeroplane your personal account.

To overcome this objection on an otherwise excellent piece of useful apparatus, we developed the splint here described. Next, a costal section is contoured around the lateral chest wall Fig 2B. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.


A multi-purpose, aeroplame aeroplane splint for the splinting of axillary burns. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Thomas splint two iron aeroplaen joined at the upper end by an oval iron ring or half-ring, and bent at the lower end to aegoplane a W shape; used to give support to the lower limb and remove the weight of the body from the knee joint by transferring it to the pelvis.

Open in a separate window. Thick soft padding permits the injured part to swell and reduces interference with circulation. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Zimmer frame shaped, enrolled in plaster of Paris and secured to each part. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

Background The aeroplane splint is a well known method for maintaining abduction at the axilla. It is often used as an adjunct to achieve graft immobilisation following axillary contracture release or solint surgery. Published online May. This article is only available in the PDF format. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Internal splints are available for almost every type of fracture.