All were treated with the Thomas splint
and as a result, the mortality rate fell to around 16%, with only 5% dying at casualty clearing stations.
In a study of 110 patients, Malki et al found no significant difference in pain at 48 hours between patients who received a splint
and those who did not.
Patients who were treated with initial sugar tongs splint
did not differ from those who received a cast or a volar wrist splint
with regards to age at time of injury, sex, side of injury, mechanism of injury, or the presence of an associated ulna fracture.
The SAM Protocol, which must be started early, involves the use of two types of splints
So rather than resorting to traditional treatments like a plaster cast or surgery she fashioned a leg splint
to bend the infant's knee backwards.
Initially, patients are encouraged to wear their splints
for 12-18 hours per day, but certainly at night and during performance of aggravating activities.
Additional data suggested that the self-reported time the splint
was worn did not influence the results, but based on the splint
compliance tracking device, subjects overestimated their use.
The 3-D digital surface capture camera produces a much closer fitting splint
and means less visits to hospital for the patient in question.
Neutral positioning is maintained by the rescuer at the head until it is completely splinted
on the full body splint
Brockmeyer explained that the splint
was "rubbing" and attempted to bend it away from the patient's leg to provide relief.
The Flexible Thumb Splint
from United Pacific, Inc.
Earlier this year the Chronicle revealed how Wendy Dawson and Mark Patterson were forced to raise cash for a special splint
to help their son cope with cerebral palsy.