Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient

L. Roberts, M. I. Alvarado, K. McElroy, R. L. Rutan, M. C. Robson, David Herndon

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Good results have been achieved in the treatment of patients with burns with new splinting materials and proper splinting techniques. This article focuses on the thermoplastic splinting materials Clinic and Spectrum (Northcoast Medical Inc., San Jose, Calif.) and the comparable thermoplastic products Polyform (Smith and Nephew Rolyan, Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis.) and Orthoplast (Johnson and Johnson Orthopedics, New Brunswick, N.J.). Qualities such as self-bonding, recyclability, and rigidity were tested for these materials. Splint rigidity was measured by a calibrated hook scale and determined by the force per pound needed to bend the material 20 degrees. Spectrum and Clinic products were judged more economical and, we contend, they are therefore better choices for splinting the thermally injured patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-269
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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Splints
Burns
Orthopedics
Therapeutics
orthoplast
Polyform

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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Roberts, L., Alvarado, M. I., McElroy, K., Rutan, R. L., Robson, M. C., & Herndon, D. (1991). Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 12(3), 268-269.

Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient. / Roberts, L.; Alvarado, M. I.; McElroy, K.; Rutan, R. L.; Robson, M. C.; Herndon, David.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1991, p. 268-269.

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Roberts, L, Alvarado, MI, McElroy, K, Rutan, RL, Robson, MC & Herndon, D 1991, 'Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 268-269.
Roberts L, Alvarado MI, McElroy K, Rutan RL, Robson MC, Herndon D. Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1991;12(3):268-269.
Roberts, L. ; Alvarado, M. I. ; McElroy, K. ; Rutan, R. L. ; Robson, M. C. ; Herndon, David. / Analysis of materials for splinting of the thermally injured patient. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1991 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 268-269.
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