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Field splinting of suspected fractures: preparation, assessment, and application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20086857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Serious sports-related extremity injuries require a careful initial evaluation and subsequent protection of the extremity. After ruling out life-threatening injury and assessing neurovascular status, the examiner must decide whether a splint is required. The on-site physician needs to know which of a wide variety of preformed splints and splinting materials are best for the most common upper- and lower-extremity injuries. Appropriate padding, fit, and materials ensure optimal protection.
Authors:
R M Meredith; J D Butcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-39     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
McDonald Army Community Hospital, Ft Eustis, VA, 23604, USA.
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